Living Well

Bad taste in the mouth?

It can mean illness or nutrient deficiency, say doctors

Would you try electric lemonade? Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have devised a drinking glass, programmed by a cellphone app, which stimulates the tongue to perceive different flavours, including citrus.

Taste is a complex sense and a taste disorder usually signals another health condition, such as infections or nutrient deficiencies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2021, with the headline 'Bad taste in the mouth?'. Subscribe