BEVERLY TEPPER

Summary

Affiliation: Rutgers University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Genetic taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil influences food preference and reported intake in preschool children
    Kathleen L Keller
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Appetite 38:3-12. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Development of brief methods to classify individuals by PROP taster status
    B J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, 08901 8520, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Physiol Behav 73:571-7. 2001
  3. doi request reprint Genetic variation in taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil and its relationship to taste perception and food selection
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1170:126-39. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Genetic variation in bitter taste and plasma markers of anti-oxidant status in college women
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:35-45. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Variation in the bitter-taste receptor gene TAS2R38, and adiposity in a genetically isolated population in Southern Italy
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2289-95. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Nutritional implications of genetic taste variation: the role of PROP sensitivity and other taste phenotypes
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 28:367-88. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Greater energy intake from a buffet meal in lean, young women is associated with the 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) non-taster phenotype
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Appetite 56:104-10. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of genetic taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP), dietary restraint and disinhibition on body mass index in middle-aged women
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Physiol Behav 75:305-12. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Influence of PROP taster status and maternal variables on energy intake and body weight of pre-adolescents
    Gretchen L Goldstein
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Physiol Behav 90:809-17. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Inherited taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil in diet and body weight in children
    Kathleen L Keller
    Rutgers University, Department of Food Science, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Obes Res 12:904-12. 2004

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Genetic taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil influences food preference and reported intake in preschool children
    Kathleen L Keller
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Appetite 38:3-12. 2002
    ..In addition, taster group differences in acceptance of full-fat milk and intake of discretionary fats seen in girls, suggest that gender-specific environmental factors might interact with genetics to influence fat preferences...
  2. ncbi request reprint Development of brief methods to classify individuals by PROP taster status
    B J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, 08901 8520, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
    Physiol Behav 73:571-7. 2001
    ..74; P < or =.001]. These data suggest that three- and one-solution methods can reliably classify subjects by taste sensitivity to PROP and could provide valuable tools in population-based studies...
  3. doi request reprint Genetic variation in taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil and its relationship to taste perception and food selection
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901 8520, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1170:126-39. 2009
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  4. doi request reprint Genetic variation in bitter taste and plasma markers of anti-oxidant status in college women
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:35-45. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that PROP status does not associate with overall antioxidant status, but may be related to alpha-tocopherol intake derived principally from vegetable oils and green vegetables...
  5. doi request reprint Variation in the bitter-taste receptor gene TAS2R38, and adiposity in a genetically isolated population in Southern Italy
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2289-95. 2008
    ..We hypothesized that the nontaster phenotype would be associated with higher BMI and waist circumference (WC) in females, and that dietary restraint would mediate this relationship...
  6. doi request reprint Nutritional implications of genetic taste variation: the role of PROP sensitivity and other taste phenotypes
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 28:367-88. 2008
    ..A brief history of the field is included and controversies surrounding the use of different PROP screening methods are addressed. The contribution of other receptors (both bitter and nonbitter) to human taste variation is also discussed...
  7. doi request reprint Greater energy intake from a buffet meal in lean, young women is associated with the 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) non-taster phenotype
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Appetite 56:104-10. 2011
    ..Increased responsiveness to a variety of energy-dense foods could be one mechanism contributing to increased energy intake and greater adiposity in non-taster women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Influence of genetic taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP), dietary restraint and disinhibition on body mass index in middle-aged women
    Beverly J Tepper
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Physiol Behav 75:305-12. 2002
    ..These findings are discussed in the context of emerging theories relating genetic differences in taste to fat acceptance, fat intake and body weight...
  9. ncbi request reprint Influence of PROP taster status and maternal variables on energy intake and body weight of pre-adolescents
    Gretchen L Goldstein
    Department of Food Science, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Physiol Behav 90:809-17. 2007
    ..However, BMI%-for-age, a measure of long-term energy balance, was related to child feeding practices and maternal BMI...
  10. ncbi request reprint Inherited taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil in diet and body weight in children
    Kathleen L Keller
    Rutgers University, Department of Food Science, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Obes Res 12:904-12. 2004
    ..This study tested the relationships among the ability to taste PROP, reported food intake, and body weight in young children...
  11. ncbi request reprint Understanding creaminess perception of dairy products using free-choice profiling and genetic responsivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil
    Sarah V Kirkmeyer
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Chem Senses 28:527-36. 2003
    ..These data suggest that the overall impression of creaminess was similar for nontasters and supertasters, but the cues the two groups used to judge creaminess differed...
  12. ncbi request reprint PROP taster status and self-perceived food adventurousness influence food preferences
    Natalia V Ullrich
    Department of Food Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:543-9. 2004
    ..To determine the influence of 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) taster status and food adventurousness on liking of bitter, hot, and pungent foods...
  13. ncbi request reprint Short-term vegetable intake by young children classified by 6-n-propylthoiuracil bitter-taste phenotype
    Kendra I Bell
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:245-51. 2006
    ..Genetic variation in sensitivity to the bitterness of 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) is thought to play a role in the acceptance and rejection of bitter-tasting vegetables by young children...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adiposity in middle-aged women is associated with genetic taste blindness to 6-n-propylthiouracil
    Gretchen L Goldstein
    Rutgers University, Department of Food Science, Cook College, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 0231, USA
    Obes Res 13:1017-23. 2005
    ..e., nontasters) had higher BMIs than those with the greatest sensitivity to PROP (i.e., supertasters). This study tested the hypothesis that the nontaster phenotype was associated with greater adiposity in middle-aged women...
  15. ncbi request reprint A paper screening test to assess genetic taste sensitivity to 6-n-propylthiouracil
    Liqiang Zhao
    Department of Food Science, Cook College, Rutgers University, 65 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 8520, USA
    Physiol Behav 78:625-33. 2003
    ..74 for Groups 1 and 2, respectively; P< or =.001). These results demonstrate that the paper disk method is a reliable screening tool for assessing sensitivity to PROP that has numerous applications in basic and applied research...
  16. ncbi request reprint Human hedonic responses to sweetness: role of taste genetics and anatomy
    Martin R Yeomans
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9QH, UK
    Physiol Behav 91:264-73. 2007
    ..Overall these data confirm that PROP super-tasters are more likely to be sweet dislikers, and that this cannot be explained as secondary to cognitive attitudes to sweetness (restraint) or enhanced sweet intensity...

Research Grants4

  1. Gestational Diabetes in Women:Taste & Endocrine Factors
    BEVERLY TEPPER; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Non-pregnant controls will also be studied. The long-term goal of this project is to obtain a better understanding of taste changes in GDM to develop better preventative and therapeutic dietary intervention strategies for this disease. ..