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  1. #1 Sweet or sour? Kids losing their taste 
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    Some children aged between eight and 12 are losing their taste buds, which is contributing to childhood obesity.

    Study author David Laing, professor of neuropsychology at the University of New South Wales, said taste disorders could be a contributing factor to the rising epidemic of chi
    ldhood obesity.

    The prevalence of taste disorders could be three times above the level defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a major public health crisis.

    New South Wales researchers found 10 percent of children aged between eight and 12 years could not correctly identify a taste as sweet, salty, bitter or sour, the journal Acta Paediatrica reports.

    “The World Health Organisation defines a taste disorder prevalence of greater than four percent in a population as a massive public health problem," said Laing, according to a New South Wales statement. ...
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    You would have thought that lacking taste food would be less attractive. Anyway I am sure taste disorder will become the next fashionable syndrome.
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    It's all in how you season them. Pretty much all children taste just like chicken anyway.
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    It's all in how you season them. Pretty much all children taste just like chicken anyway.
    LMAO!
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    what doesn't taste like chicken?
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    Normally my first response is "bullshit" whenever it's suddenly discovered that a huge percentage of the population has some sort of disorder. I'm still not convinced that this taste disorder doesn't come from an endless succor of chemical stimulants like Super Sour Gummy Worms and the heavily sweetened sugarless gums.

    It does fit well with the thread on kids taking their lunch to school, as the principal complained that the kids brought "a can of soda and fire hot chips". When I was a kid, I couldn't stand spicy food. The peppercorn in salami was more than I cared for. My mom would make a separate casserole for the kids with no pepper and no onions.

    We got to have candy about twice a week when I was a kid. None of it was "sour" , it was always Hershey Bar or Bonamo Turkish Taffy. We also got a little lollipop at the bank and a tootsie roll miniature at the insurance office. We only got to eat McDonald's on trips, because the nearest one was a hundred miles away. Thursday was hot dog day at school, otherwise it was baloney sandwich day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    Normally my first response is "bullshit" whenever it's suddenly discovered that a huge percentage of the population has some sort of disorder. I'm still not convinced that this taste disorder doesn't come from an endless succor of chemical stimulants like Super Sour Gummy Worms and the heavily sweetened sugarless gums.
    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    It does fit well with the thread on kids taking their lunch to school, as the principal complained that the kids brought "a can of soda and fire hot chips". When I was a kid, I couldn't stand spicy food. The peppercorn in salami was more than I cared for. My mom would make a separate casserole for the kids with no pepper and no onions.

    We got to have candy about twice a week when I was a kid. None of it was "sour" , it was always Hershey Bar or Bonamo Turkish Taffy. We also got a little lollipop at the bank and a tootsie roll miniature at the insurance office. We only got to eat McDonald's on trips, because the nearest one was a hundred miles away. Thursday was hot dog day at school, otherwise it was baloney sandwich day.
    That was my thought. The artificial sweet and sour is so overwhelming in their diet today I'm not certain how they can possibly taste the sourness of a pickle or the sweetness of an apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    what doesn't taste like chicken?
    Chicken.


    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post

    We got to have candy about twice a week when I was a kid. None of it was "sour" , it was always Hershey Bar or Bonamo Turkish Taffy.
    I haven't seen this stuff in centuries. Is it still around?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
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    I think the much stronger flavors might be a reason but I wonder if contemporary kids just haven't been exposed to "bitter" or if they think "salty" is neutral. Maybe they don't have the vocabulary anymore to name what they taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    what doesn't taste like chicken?
    chicken?;)
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