Taste. Robust across the age span?

  title={Taste. Robust across the age span?},
  author={Linda M. Bartoshuk},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
The prevalence of taste loss over a discrete area of the tongue or palate is unknown; however, we have identified discrete losses in three etiological groups: head trauma, upper respiratory infection, and bulimia. We have now identified discrete losses in elderly subjects. To summarize, elderly subjects show elevated taste thresholds for some taste stimuli. Mild dysgeusia may act as a masking stimulus that makes taste thresholds appear to be elevated, and this may be more common in the elderly… CONTINUE READING
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