Salt appetite is not increased in summer heat

Salt appetite is not increased in summer heat

By: Leshem M.
Published in: Appetite
SDGs : SDG 13  |  Units:   | Time: 2017 |  Link
Description: We tested the hypothesis that salt appetite increases in summer heat due to increased sodium loss due to increased drink ing and perspiration. A test battery in the same sample of healthy young people tested in summer and winter revealed no seasonal differences in salt appetite (or fluid intake) despite a 10 °C rise in mean environmental temperature. Unexpectedly, sweet preference is reduced in summer. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd

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