A bitter taste in the mouth: The role of 6-n-propylthiouracil taster status and sex in food disgust sensitivity
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We investigated the relationship between perceived bitterness, food disgust sensitivity, and sex. Participants completed the 8-item Food Disgust Scale and a 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) taster test and were categorised as PROP non-tasters, medium-tasters, or supertasters. An analysis of variance of between-subject factors sex and PROP taster status was conducted with disgust sensitivity as the dependent variable. We found a significant interaction of sex and PROP taster status on disgust sensitivity and an association between disgust sensitivity and PROP taster status in males but not in females. Our study provided new evidence on sex differences in food disgust and PROP taste sensitivity. Show more
Journal / seriesPhysiology and Behavior
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SubjectFood disgust sensitivity; Bitter taste perception; 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) taster status; Eating behaviour; Sex difference; Physiology
Organisational unit03780 - Siegrist, Michael / Siegrist, Michael
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