The overall goal of the present project is to determine the magnitude of taste changes to sweet tastants in subjects who have undergone bariatric surgery. Taste perception will be assessed before surgery (pre-operative, pre-op) and after bariatric surgery, at approximately 1 month. Taste studies will be conducted with solutions prepared freshly before each test using sucrose dissolved in distilled water. Six concentrations of sucrose (table sugar) will be tasted in random order, with the most concentrated solution being roughly the sweetness of soda.
Start Date: May 24, 2018
Completion Date: May 4, 2019