Search for dissertations about: "Sweet taste perception"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the words Sweet taste perception.

  1. 1. Sweet Taste Perception in Relation to Oral and General Health

    Author : Heba Ashi; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; BMI; Caries prevalence; Children; Dental caries; Dietary habits; Obesity; Plaque pH; Pregnancy; Sweet taste perception;

    Abstract : The aims of this thesis were to study the difference in sweet taste perception, dental caries and BMI between three different geographical areas (Italy, Mexico and Saudi Arabia) and to elucidate the relationship of sweet taste perception with caries and BMI. Dietary habits were also assessed in relation to sweet taste perception in Saudi Arabia. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mechanisms of flavor perception : how odor and taste interact when we eat

    Author : Robin Fondberg; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Every time we eat, our brains are bombarded with sensory information from the olfactory and gustatory modalities. Through a binding process that is not fully understood, the odor and taste are then merged into flavor, a unitary sensation that appears to arise from inside the mouth. READ MORE

  3. 3. Origins and Adaptation in Humans : A Case Study of Taste and Lifestyle

    Author : Agnès E. Sjöstrand; Mattias Jakobsson; Evelyne Heyer; Michael G. B. Blum; David Comas; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Evolutionary Genetics; Evolutionär genetik;

    Abstract : In this thesis, I use population genetics and statistical approaches to investigate early human demography, infer local adaptation in diverse sets of populations, and study the genetic basis for taste perception.In the first paper, I examine the genomic evidence for a severe bottleneck, which has been suggested based on paleontological and climate studies to coincide with the emergence of anatomically modern humans. READ MORE

  4. 4. Appetitive and consummatory ingestive behavior : Role of taste, dopamine and NPY

    Author : Fredrik Sederholm; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : The present thesis has examined the role of taste, dopamine and neuropeptide Y (NPY) in the regulation of the two phases of ingestive behavior: appetitive (approaching and handling of food) and consummatory ingestive behavior (chewing and swallowing). Behavioral studies were performed in male and female rats. THE ROLE OF TASTE: Background. READ MORE