The effect of zinc supplementation on saliva and taste acuity in adult females

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1980-05

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Texas Tech University

Abstract

Objectives of this research were to assess normal taste acuity, salivary zinc concentration, and dietary zinc intake of healthy, middle-aged and older females (41 to 78 years of age); to evaluate the sensitivity of salivary zinc concentration to a period of zinc supplementation; and to evaluate the effect of zinc supplementation on taste acuity. During an 8 week supplementation period, groups of randomly assigned subjects received either 0, 15, or 50 mg elemental zinc, in the form of zinc acetate, daily.

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Zinc in the body, Taste, Saliva, Women

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