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Vol.8(1), pp. 1-6 , January 2016
DOI: 10.5897/IJNAM2015.0182
ISSN: 2141-2332



Full Length Research Paper

Marked differences of fat taste sensitivity between obese and lean subjects



Gado Dramane*
  • Gado Dramane*
  • Departement of life sciences, Normal Superior School of Natitingou, University of Parakou, 03PB212 Parakou, Bénin.
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Samuel Gnanka
  • Samuel Gnanka
  • Regional Institute of Industrial Engineering and Biotechnology (IRGIB-Africa), Cotonou, Bénin.
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Virgile Ahyi
  • Virgile Ahyi
  • Regional Institute of Industrial Engineering and Biotechnology (IRGIB-Africa), Cotonou, Bénin.
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 Received: 21 February 2015  Accepted: 13 July 2015  Published: 31 January 2016

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Obesity is a risk factor for several diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular complications. It is established that there is a difference of taste perception between lean and obese subjects. We used alternative forced-choice method to evaluate linoleic acid (LA) sensitivity in 58 West African subjects. LA sensitivity is inversely correlated with the body mass index and the waist circumference, and obesity biomarkers are higher as body mass index (BMI) increase. Our work suggests differences of fat taste sensitivity between BMI categories. Moreover, waist circumference was positively correlated with reduced fat taste sensitivity.

Keys words: Obesity, body mass index (BMI), fatty acid sensitivity.

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APA Dramane, G., Gnanka, S., & Ahyi, V. (2016). Marked differences of fat taste sensitivity between obese and lean subjects. International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism, 8(1), 1-6.
Chicago Gado Dramane, Samuel Gnanka and Virgile Ahyi. "Marked differences of fat taste sensitivity between obese and lean subjects." International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 8, no. 1 (2016): 1-6.
MLA Gado Dramane, Samuel Gnanka and Virgile Ahyi. "Marked differences of fat taste sensitivity between obese and lean subjects." International Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism 8.1 (2016): 1-6.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJNAM2015.0182
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJNAM/article-abstract/017A37057254

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