The number of patients with taste disorder has been increasing as the population ages. In addition, some patients acquire residual taste disorder after COVID-19 infection; therefore, the number of patients with taste disorder will likely increase worldwide. No clear treatment for taste disorder currently exists. In response to this lack of information, the research group devised a new treatment method, taste rehabilitation, and verified its effectiveness in healthy subjects. The results showed that taste sensitivity improved and that the patients were able to recognize tastes of lighter density. Based on these results, the taste rehabilitation method is expected to be established as a new treatment method for taste disorders.
Scientific Reports August 16, 2022 issue
Improving Taste Sensitivity in Healthy Adults Using Taste Recall Training: a randomized controlled trial
Yuta Otsubo, Midori Miyagi, Hideki Sekiya, Osamu Kano, Satoru Ebihara