Sweet taste and blood pressure-related analgesia.

@article{Lewkowski2003SweetTA,
  title={Sweet taste and blood pressure-related analgesia.},
  author={Maxim D Lewkowski and Blaine Ditto and Marios Roussos and Simon N. Young},
  journal={Pain},
  year={2003},
  volume={106 1-2},
  pages={181-6}
}
To test the prediction that sweet taste modifies responses to cold induced pain, 72 young adults held sweet, bitter and water solutions in their mouths, in counterbalanced order, before and during a cold pain stimulus. To test whether or not blood pressure interacts with sweet taste analgesia, measurements of resting blood pressure were also obtained. A significant main effect of taste on pain tolerance was observed, as well as a significant interaction between resting mean arterial pressure… CONTINUE READING

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