Abbott nutrition experts share the latest science, research, and real-world insights to improve nutrition around the world.
The Science of Flavor: Explained
By Dan Schmitz, global director of Product Development and User Experience at Abbott There's more to flavor than what happens in your taste buds. It's a dynamic experience that draws on smell, sight, touch—and even your expectations, cultural upbringing and past experiences.
10 Surprising Factors That May Affect Your Taste
Think about the last thing you ate. Was it salty or sweet, spicy or bitter? Did it taste the way you expected, or did its flavor or texture catch you off guard? Our taste perception — whether we deem a flavor delicious or wrinkle our faces in disgust — is a product of who we are. That means our genetics, cultural backgrounds, where we grew up, and even where we live now can influence how we feel about the things we eat every day.
Experts Look Beyond BMI To Define What's Healthy
For over 200 years, medical professionals have used body mass index (BMI) as a tool to determine the overall health status of an individual. Using a simple equation of weight to height, people can be classified as underweight, healthy weight, overweight or obese.
Women in Science Make a Global Impact
More than ever, women are pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and at Abbott, they are conducting groundbreaking research, pioneering innovations, making discoveries, developing breakthrough technologies, bringing products to market and changing lives. Not only that, they're changing the healthcare industry.