Valerie B Duffy
Affiliation: University of Connecticut
- Characterizing and improving the sensory and hedonic responses to polyphenol-rich aronia berry juiceValerie B Duffy
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA Electronic address
Appetite 107:116-125. 2016..Although enhanced sweetness, with added sugar and sweet olfactory flavoring, improved aronia juice preference, broader sensory approaches are required to blunt astringency for greater consumer appeal...
- Do polymorphisms in the TAS1R1 gene contribute to broader differences in human taste intensity?Shristi Rawal
Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, 358 Mansﬁeld Road, Unit 2101, Storrs, CT 06269 2101, USA
Chem Senses 38:719-28. 2013..These preliminary findings, if replicated, could add TAS1R1 polymorphisms to the repertoire of genotypic and phenotypic markers of heightened taste sensation. ..
- Associations between oral sensation, dietary behaviors and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)Valerie B Duffy
Division of Health and Human Development, Dietetics Program, School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut, 358 Mansfield Road, Box U 101, Storrs, CT 06269 2101, USA
Appetite 43:5-9. 2004..g. taste-related pathologies) to affect oral sensation, dietary behaviors and disease risk. The generalizability of oral sensory and CVD risk relationships has begun to be tested on diverse samples...
- Associations between taste genetics, oral sensation and alcohol intakeValerie B Duffy
Department of Applied Health Science, School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269 2101, USA
Physiol Behav 82:435-45. 2004..Those who taste PROP as least bitter and have low chorda tympani relative to whole mouth taste intensity appear to have fewest oral sensory hindrances to the consumption of alcoholic beverages...
- Bitter receptor gene (TAS2R38), 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) bitterness and alcohol intakeValerie B Duffy
School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut, 358 Mansfield Rd, Box U 101, Storrs, CT 06269 2101, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:1629-37. 2004..g., bitterness) and more positive (eg, sweetness) sensations from alcohol. We determined whether the TAS2R38 gene at 7q36 predicted PROP bitterness, alcohol sensation and use...
- Surveying food and beverage liking: a tool for epidemiological studies to connect chemosensation with health outcomesValerie B Duffy
Department of Allied Health Sciences, Allied Health Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA
Ann N Y Acad Sci 1170:558-68. 2009..Hedonic measures appear to capture habitual intake of foods and beverages, are easy to implement in the field, and thus may increase understanding of how chemosensory variation modifies disease risk...
- Variation in oral sensation: implications for diet and healthValerie B Duffy
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269 2101, USA
Curr Opin Gastroenterol 23:171-7. 2007..Important advances in our understanding of how taste, smell and somatosensation contribute to oral sensation are reviewed and the nutritional and health implications associated with variation in oral sensation are discussed...
- Food preference questionnaire as a screening tool for assessing dietary risk of cardiovascular disease within health risk appraisalsValerie B Duffy
Department of Allied Health Sciences, School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut, Storrs 06269 2101, USA
J Am Diet Assoc 107:237-45. 2007..Because cognitive research suggests that recalling food likes/dislikes may be simpler and more accurate than recalling intake, we tested whether a preference measure was predictive of cardiovascular disease risk factors within an HRA...
- Oral sensory phenotype identifies level of sugar and fat required for maximal likingJohn E Hayes
Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, United States
Physiol Behav 95:77-87. 2008..A high affinity for high sugar/high fat mixtures among oral phenotype subgroups has relevance for energy consumption and could explain the link previously observed between oral sensation and body weight...
- Supertasting and PROP bitterness depends on more than the TAS2R38 geneJohn E Hayes
Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 2101, USA
Chem Senses 33:255-65. 2008..Variability in receptor expression may explain attenuated bitterness-FP relationships. PROP bitterness does associate with heightened taste sensations (i.e., supertasting), but this is not due to TAS2R38 polymorphisms...
- Revisiting sugar-fat mixtures: sweetness and creaminess vary with phenotypic markers of oral sensationJohn E Hayes
Department of Nutritional Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, KH 310, 358 Mansfield Road, Unit 2101, Storrs, CT 06269 2101, USA
Chem Senses 32:225-36. 2007..Taste phenotype effects on sweetness and creaminess likely involve differential taste, retronasal olfactory, and somatosensory contributions to these perceptual experiences...
- Otitis media exposure associates with dietary preference and adiposity: a community-based observational study of at-risk preschoolersHeather L Peracchio
Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, United States
Physiol Behav 106:264-71. 2012..They also suggest this relationship is explained through lower affinity for vegetables and fruits and greater affinity for fat/sugar foods...
- Allelic variation in TAS2R bitter receptor genes associates with variation in sensations from and ingestive behaviors toward common bitter beverages in adultsJohn E Hayes
Department of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 220 Food Science Building, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Chem Senses 36:311-9. 2011..Studying perceptual and behavioral differences in vivo using real foods and beverages may potentially identify polymorphisms related to dietary behavior even in the absence of known ligands...
- Dietary behaviors of adults born prematurely may explain future risk for cardiovascular diseaseMastaneh Sharafi
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Appetite 99:157-67. 2016..In summary, less healthy dietary behaviors contribute to elevated CVD risk among young adults who are born prematurely. ..
- Sweet and bitter tastes of alcoholic beverages mediate alcohol intake in of-age undergraduatesSarah A Lanier
Dietetics Program, School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut, CT 06269 2101, USA
Physiol Behav 83:821-31. 2005..The college environment may attenuate direct effects of PROP bitterness and intake. Here, PROP bitterness does not predict alcohol intake directly, but acts instead through sweet and bitter tastes of alcoholic beverages...
- Prevalence and Risk Factors of Self-Reported Smell and Taste Alterations: Results from the 2011-2012 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)Shristi Rawal
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA and
Chem Senses 41:69-76. 2016..Self-reported chemosensory alterations are prevalent in US adults, supporting increased attention to decreasing their modifiable risks, managing safety/health consequences, and expanding chemosensory screening/testing and treatments. ..
- The Taste and Smell Protocol in the 2011-2014 US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): Test-Retest Reliability and Validity TestingShristi Rawal
Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut, 358 Mansfield Road, Unit 1101, Storrs, CT 06269, USA
Chemosens Percept 8:138-148. 2015..We report the short- and longer-term test-retest reliability and validity of this protocol against broader chemosensory measures...
- Preschool-Adapted Liking Survey (PALS): A Brief and Valid Method To Assess Dietary Quality of PreschoolersMastaneh Sharafi
1 Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Child Obes 11:530-40. 2015..We aimed to test construct-/criterion-related validity and reliability of a dietary quality index generated from a liking survey and novel dietary patterns for characterizing food hedonism and parental feeding practices...
- Chemosensory factors influencing alcohol perception, preferences, and consumptionAlexander A Bachmanov
Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 3308, USA
Alcohol Clin Exp Res 27:220-31. 2003..Bachmanov and Michael Tordoff); and (6) Human genetic variation in taste: connections with alcohol sensation and intake (Valerie B. Duffy and Linda M. Bartoshuk). The symposium concluded with a general discussion...
- Psychophysics of sweet and fat perception in obesity: problems, solutions and new perspectivesLinda M Bartoshuk
Section of Otolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8041, USA
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361:1137-48. 2006..Genetic variation as well as taste pathology contribute to these results. These psychophysical advances will impact experimental as well as clinical studies of obesity and other eating disorders...
- Association between 6-n-propylthiouracil (PROP) bitterness and colonic neoplasmsMarc D Basson
Department of Surgery, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Dig Dis Sci 50:483-9. 2005..In the subset reporting vegetable intake, men who tasted PROP as more bitter consumed fewer vegetables. These preliminary findings suggest that taste genetics may influence colon cancer risk, possibly through intake of vegetables...
- Taste damage: previously unsuspected consequencesLinda M Bartoshuk
Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520 8041, USA
Chem Senses 30:i218-9. 2005