The Dessert Dimension: Genes related to Sweet Taste Receptors, Sweet Taste Preferences, its Association with Alcohol Consumption and dental Caries Incidence – A Literature Synthesis and scoping Review

Authors

  • Vaibhav Kumar
  • Heer Shah
  • Romi Jain
  • Swarali Atre
  • Mahendra Gaikwad

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14477

Keywords:

sweet preference, genetics, dental caries, alcohol.

Abstract

Sweet taste is considered to be the most desirable taste category. With recent advances and gene mapping
techniques, the genes associated with sweet taste were identified, namely, TAS1R family and the Sac
locus. In this review, we have tried to summarise the association of sweet taste and genetics, involving the
studies related to sweet taste receptors, sweet taste preferences and how sweet taste preference can become
a potential phenotype that influences alcohol intake and dental caries. The PubMed and Google Scholar
databases were searched for articles using keywords ‘sweet taste’, ‘genes’, ‘sweet taste preferences’, ‘sweet
taste and alcohol’, ‘dental caries’, etc. The process also involved hand searching using references.

Author Biographies

Vaibhav Kumar

Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, T.P.C.T’S Terna Dental College, Phase II, Sector-22, Nerul,
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Heer Shah

Undergraduate Student, T.P.C.T’S Terna Dental College, Phase II, Sector-22,
Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Romi Jain

Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, T.P.C.T’S Terna Dental
College, Phase II, Sector-22, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Swarali Atre

Intern, T.P.C.T’S Terna Dental College,
Phase II, Sector-22, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Mahendra Gaikwad

Lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry,
T.P.C.T’S Terna Dental College, Phase II, Sector-22, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India-400706

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Vaibhav Kumar, Heer Shah, Romi Jain, Swarali Atre, & Mahendra Gaikwad. (2021). The Dessert Dimension: Genes related to Sweet Taste Receptors, Sweet Taste Preferences, its Association with Alcohol Consumption and dental Caries Incidence – A Literature Synthesis and scoping Review. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 1156-1161. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14477