Table 5

Median of Bitter recognition threshold vs. diet consumption in cancer patients in the second chemotherapy cycle

Nutrient

100 μmol/ml

<100 μmol/ml

p*


Calories per

Day

1,493 ± 452

2,124 ± 812

0.01

Proteins (g/day)

52 ± 17

83 ± 53

0.04

Carbohydrates

(g/day)

182 ± 58

254 ± 98

0.02

Fat (g/day)

62 ± 22

87 ± 38

0.03

Zinc (mg/day)

13.2 ± 6

17 ± 9

0.18


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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