Menu 6 - Paper 1

Menu, Journal of Food and Hospitality Research
Volume 6, 2017, Pages 3-9

Litterature review: Changes in olfactory and gustatory perceptions in patients undergoing chemotherapy.

K. Drareni *
* The Centre for Food and Hospitality Research, Institut Paul Bocuse, 69130 Ecully, France
* Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, Université de Lyon, 69007 Lyon, France


Abstract: Chemotherapy generates several side effects including changes in sensory perception that may affect
the quality of life of patients. The purpose of this literature review is to evaluate the impact of
chemotherapy on the chemical senses (olfaction and gustation) and its consequences on patients'
food behavior. A research gap was found concerning the direct relationship between sensory
modifications and changes in food preferences and food behavior.

Keywords: Chemotherapy, sensory perception, olfaction, gustation, food behaviors.

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