The important role of umami taste in oral and overall health

@article{Sasano2014TheIR,
  title={The important role of umami taste in oral and overall health},
  author={Takashi Sasano and Shizuko Satoh-Kuriwada and Noriaki Shoji},
  journal={Flavour},
  year={2014},
  volume={4},
  pages={1-5}
}
There is a close relationship between an individual’s perception of umami taste and that individual’s physical condition. Our newly developed umami taste sensitivity test revealed the loss of only the umami taste sensation with preservation of the other four basic taste sensations (sweet, salty, sour, and bitter) in some elderly patients. All such patients complained of appetite and weight loss, resulting in poor overall health. We also found that treatment of hyposalivation diminishes… 
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