Exposure to acute stress is associated with attenuated sweet taste.

@article{alAbsi2012ExposureTA,
  title={Exposure to acute stress is associated with attenuated sweet taste.},
  author={Mustafa al'Absi and Motohiro Nakajima and Stephanie A Hooker and Larry Wittmers and Tiffany Cragin},
  journal={Psychophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={96-103}
}
This study examined the effects of stress on taste perception. Participants (N = 38; 21 women) completed two laboratory sessions: one stress (public speaking, math, and cold pressor) and one control rest session. The taste perception test was conducted at the end of each session and included rating the intensity and pleasantness of sweet, salty, sour, and savory solutions at suprathreshold concentrations. Cardiovascular, hormonal, and mood measures were collected throughout the sessions… CONTINUE READING