The development of sweet taste: From biology to hedonics

@article{Mennella2016TheDO,
  title={The development of sweet taste: From biology to hedonics},
  author={Julie A Mennella and Nuala K. Bobowski and Danielle R Reed},
  journal={Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={17},
  pages={171-178}
}
From the age of 2 years, an American child is more likely to consume a sugar-sweetened product than a fruit or vegetable on any given day—a troubling statistic, given that food preferences are established early in childhood, as well as the strong association between this dietary pattern and increased risk of developing a number of chronic diseases. Here, we review the ontogeny and biopsychology of sweet taste, highlighting how a biological drive to prefer sweetness at high concentrations during… CONTINUE READING
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