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Sweet-taste perception changes as children develop

While adults prefer levels of sweetness similar to typical soft drinks, children and adolescents are less sensitive to the taste and prefer concentrations that are 50% sweeter, according to research by professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino and Julie A. Mennella of the Monell Chemical Senses Center.
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Some bariatric surgery patients don’t sense heightened blood alcohol levels

Two popular forms of bariatric surgery may dramatically change women's sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol - but patients may be unaware, according to research led by professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino, left. Maria Belen Acevedo, a postdoctoral research associate in the department, was the first author of the study
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Study: Bariatric surgeries can double peak blood alcohol levels, patients may be unaware

Two popular forms of bariatric surgery may dramatically change women's sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol - but patients may be unaware, according to research led by professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino, left. Maria Belen Acevedo, a postdoctoral research associate in the department, was the first author of the study
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Study: Tasting no-calorie sweetener may affect insulin response on glucose tolerance test

New research led by University of Illinois professor of food science and human nutrition M. Yanina Pepino, left, suggests that just tasting something sweet, such as the artificial sweetener sucralose, may affect individuals' responses on glucose tolerance tests.
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