Salt appetite is not increased in summer heat

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We tested the hypothesis that salt appetite increases in summer heat due to increased sodium loss due to increased drinking and perspiration. A test battery in the same sample of healthy young people tested in summer and winter revealed no seasonal differences in salt appetite (or fluid intake) despite a 10 °C rise in mean environmental temperature. Unexpectedly, sweet preference is reduced in summer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Elsevier Ltd


  • Climate
  • Fluid intake
  • Salt appetite
  • Season
  • Sodium
  • Sweet preference

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics


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