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Table 5 Median of Bitter recognition 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 ≥ 100 μmol/ml <100 μmol/ml p*
Calories per
Day
1,493 ± 452 2,124 ± 812 0.01
Proteins (g/day) 52 ± 17 83 ± 53 0.04
Carbohydrates
(g/day)
182 ± 58 254 ± 98 0.02
Fat (g/day) 62 ± 22 87 ± 38 0.03
Zinc (mg/day) 13.2 ± 6 17 ± 9 0.18
  1. g = grams
  2. mg = milligrams
  3. μmol/ml = micromole/millimeter
  4. * Mann-Whitney U test