Taste

The number of taste buds varies widely from person to person but does not decline with age. Taste perception and the perceived flavor of foods decrease, but this is affected by many factors, including diminishing smell, age-related changes in the olfactory system, the integration of the central nervous system, medication, oral hygiene, and nutrition (Figure 4). Inadequate intakes of zinc, copper, nickel, and some vitamins have been associated with decreased perception of flavor of food.

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Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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