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July 16, 2007

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Foodie

Flying odours--not sure I could discern mint from spearmint from wintergreen....

KathyF

When I participated in that HD Predict study a few months ago, one of the many tests was a smell detection test. (HD is also a neurodegenerative disease.) Since the study had been authored in the States, many of the smells were strange to folks in the UK, including spearmint (or was it wintergreen?), skunk, root beer, etc. The test giver commented that many Brits were having trouble with it, but I passed with flying colours. Ah, colors.

Kelly Mahoney

That's really interesting. I guess I have to keep my nose in shape too!

Win

Just noticed you added a food news ticker to this site, down on the left margin....a lot of China food safety items currently. I look forward to checking this feature regularly.

Cynthia

Boy -- I can't tell you how many friends I have who have complained lately of not being able to smell anything. I hope they find lots of other reasons for losing ones olfactory acuity.

Rhea

Interesting study. Thanks for the info.

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