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The effect of age on the recognition thresholds of three sweeteners: sucrose, saccharin and aspartame.



Key Questions Addressed
1 What are the association between low-calorie sweeteners and health?
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Primary Publication Information
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Title The effect of age on the recognition thresholds of three sweeteners: sucrose, saccharin and aspartame.
Author Easterby-Smith V, Besford J, Heath MR.
Country Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, The London Hospital Medical College, Dental School, UK.
Year 1994
Numbers Pubmed ID: 7713541

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Extraction Form: LCS-RCT
Design Details
Question... Follow Up Answer Follow-up Answer
Population Adults
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Intervention/Exposure Aspartame, Saccharin
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Comparator Sucrose
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LCS vs sugar/ or others 1
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Outcomes sucrose; saccharin and aspartame recognition (of sweetness) thresholds comparing young vs old
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Study Design nRCT-c
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Country/Region EU
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Age (mean or range) 24
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Age 24
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% Male 0.4
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BMI NR
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Intervention Form Beverage
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Sample size 32
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Number analyzed (intervention) NR
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Number analyzed (control) NR
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Baseline health healthy (some elderly had medical conditions)
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Baseline health (coded) Healthy
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Duration NR
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Duration (coded) <1 day
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brain 1
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glycaemia 0
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appetite 0
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dietary 0
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bodyweight 0
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Primary (Most important outcome) taste
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Hypotheses/Aim(s) of Study This study was designed to test the hypothesis that TRTs for sweetness are higher in older than in younger individuals
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Funding source NR
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