Table 4

Median of sweet detection threshold vs. diet consumption in cancer patients in the second chemotherapy cycle

Nutrient

≥ 6.4 μmol/ml

<6.4 μmol/ml

p*


Calories per Day

1,450 ± 833

1,970 ± 658

0.05

Proteins (g/day)

53 ± 32

74 ± 45

0.02

Carbohydrates

(g/day)

167 ± 81

240 ± 84

0.04

Fat (g/day)

57 ± 33

82 ± 31

0.08

Zinc (mg/day)

9.6 ± 5.4

17 ± 7

0.02


g = grams

mg = milligrams

μmol/ml = micromole/millimeter

* Mann-Whitney U test

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

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