Table 3

Median of Detection and recognition thresholds in cancer patients in the second chemotherapy cycle and controls

Threshold

Cases (μmol/ml)

Controls (μmol/ml)

p *

Mean rank differences (z)

p**


Sweet DT

6.4 ± 4

4.4 ± 1.7

0.05

2.22

0.027

Sweet RT

8.9 ± 4

8.1 ± 5.8

0.58

0.98

0.325

Bitter DT

92 ± 5.7

89.3 ± 16

0.30

0.85

0.398

Bitter RT

100 ± 8

95 ± 7

0.04

0.63

0.527

Umami DT

1.1 ± 0.8

0.84 ± 0.6

0.19

0.04

0.96

Umami RT

2.1 ± 0.7

1.9 ± 0.7

0.3

0.10

0.919


μmol/ml = micromol/millimeter

*Mann-Whitney U test

** Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test

Sánchez-Lara et al. Nutrition Journal 2010 9:15   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-9-15

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