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Table 4 Median of sweet detection threshold vs. diet consumption in cancer patients in the second chemotherapy cycle

From: Influence of taste disorders on dietary behaviors in cancer patients under chemotherapy

Nutrient ≥ 6.4 μmol/ml <6.4 μmol/ml p*
Calories per Day 1,450 ± 833 1,970 ± 658 0.05
Proteins (g/day) 53 ± 32 74 ± 45 0.02
Carbohydrates
(g/day)
167 ± 81 240 ± 84 0.04
Fat (g/day) 57 ± 33 82 ± 31 0.08
Zinc (mg/day) 9.6 ± 5.4 17 ± 7 0.02
  1. g = grams
  2. mg = milligrams
  3. μmol/ml = micromole/millimeter
  4. * Mann-Whitney U test