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Sweetness is a basic taste most commonly perceived when eating foods rich in sugars. Sweet tastes are generally regarded as pleasurable. In addition to sugars like sucrose, many other chemical compounds are sweet, including aldehydes, ketones, and sugar alcohols. Some are sweet at very low concentrations, allowing their use as non-caloric sugar substitutes. Such non-sugar sweeteners include saccharin and aspartame. Other compounds, such as miraculin, may alter perception of sweetness itself.

The perceived intensity of sugars and high-potency sweeteners, such as Aspartame and Neohesperidin Dihydrochalcone, are heritable, with gene effect accounting for approximately 30% of the variation.The chemosensory basis for detecting sweetness, which varies between both individuals and species, has only begun to be understood since the late 20th century. One theoretical model of sweetness is the multipoint attachment theory, which involves multiple binding sites between a sweetness receptor and a sweet substance.

Studies indicate that responsiveness to sugars and sweetness has very ancient evolutionary beginnings, being manifest as chemotaxis even in motile bacteria such as E. coli. Newborn human infants also demonstrate preferences for high sugar concentrations and prefer solutions that are sweeter than lactose, the sugar found in breast milk. Sweetness appears to have the highest taste recognition threshold, being detectable at around 1 part in 200 of sucrose in solution. By comparison, bitterness appears to have the lowest detection threshold, at about 1 part in 2 million for quinine in solution. In the natural settings that human primate ancestors evolved in, sweetness intensity should indicate energy density, while bitterness tends to indicate toxicity. The high sweetness detection threshold and low bitterness detection threshold would have predisposed our primate ancestors to seek out sweet-tasting (and energy-dense) foods and avoid bitter-tasting foods. Even amongst leaf-eating primates, there is a tendency to prefer immature leaves, which tend to be higher in protein and lower in fibre and poisons than mature leaves. The 'sweet tooth' thus has an ancient heritage, and while food processing has changed consumption patterns, human physiology remains largely unchanged.

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August 4, 2022

Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Are Expecting, Justin Shares Sweet Photo W/ Hailey | Billboard News

Teigen took to Instagram to post two mirror selfies in a cropped black T-shirt and black sheer underwear, showing off her baby bump and Justin posted a sweet pic with his wife Hailey.

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August 3, 2022

Justin Bieber Shares Sweet Photo In Bed With Wife Hailey: ‘Good Morning From the Bieber Family’

Just a couple days prior, the pop star performed live for the first time since postponing his tour due to facial paralysis caused by Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

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July 29, 2022

Jade Purple Brown is Living the Sweet Life

Jade Purple Brown was never the kid that wanted to play outside, she was the kid with watercolor and paper in her hand. Now, she's designing for Häagen Dazs.

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July 29, 2022

Beyoncé Hits a Seductive Sweet Spot on ‘Renaissance’

Her seventh album's quaint grandeur feels stunningly cutting edge

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July 27, 2022

Iggy Azalea Gushes Over 2-Year-Old Son Onyx In Sweet Photo

"Onyx is such a cutie I can’t handle it," the rapper captioned the snap.

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July 26, 2022

Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle, and Dolly Parton Are All Nominees at the 2022 Bluegrass Awards

Strings and Tuttle vie for Entertainer of the Year, while Parton's recording of "In the Sweet By and By" is up for two trophies

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July 25, 2022

Lauren Alaina Signs With Big Loud Records and Reveals Morgan Wallen’s Sweet Response

After 11 years with Universal Music Group Nashville, Alaina is working with Big Loud producer Joey Moi on her first album for the label.

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July 22, 2022

Jon Batiste, Pentatonix & Diane Warren Release Zesty Collab, ‘Sweet (Single Edit)’

The three stars – Grammy winners all – released the single on Friday (July 22).

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July 20, 2022

Japanese Breakfast and SE SO NEON’s So!YoON! share Korean version of ‘Be Sweet’

"So!YoON! is one of my favorite indie artists in Seoul right now" The post Japanese Breakfast and SE SO NEON’s So!YoON! share Korean version of ‘Be Sweet’ appeared first on NME.

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July 20, 2022

Japanese Breakfast Shares Video for Korean Version of “Be Sweet”

The new version of the Jubilee track features guest vocals from Seo So Neon’s So!Yoon!

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July 13, 2022

Beabadoobee Fights Tough Emotions With Sweet Tunes — and Wins — on ‘Beatopia’

Indie-pop prodigy Bea Kristi keeps growing in front of our eyes with a great second LP

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July 5, 2022

Guns N’ Roses Cancel Glasgow Show Over ‘Illness and Medical Advice’

Carrie Underwood helped the guys out over the weekend in London on "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City."

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July 2, 2022

Guns N’ Roses Joined by Carrie Underwood for ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ & ‘Paradise City’ at London Concert

Axl Rose previously joined Underwood onstage during her headlining set at Stagecoach.

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July 2, 2022

See Guns N’ Roses Bring Out Carrie Underwood at London Concert

Country singer performs "Sweet Child O' Mine" and "Paradise City" with band, reprising Axl Rose's surprise appearance at Stagecoach

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July 2, 2022

Watch Guns N’ Roses perform with Carrie Underwood in London

The country-pop superstar joined Axl Rose and co. to sing ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’ The post Watch Guns N’ Roses perform with Carrie Underwood in London appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2022

WinWei dabbles in drum and bass on new single ‘Am I Enough?’

With the release of his debut EP Sweet Dreams via Circus Records late last year, which preceded an official remix for Flux Pavilion’s single “Endless Fantasy,” WinWel is riding high in 2022. The 22-year old producer’s dreamy brand of futuristic and melodic productions seems to be continuously resonating with a growing international audience and he... Read More ▸ The post WinWei dabbles in drum and bass on new single ‘Am I Enough?’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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June 28, 2022

Japanese Breakfast and Goose Island Announce Limited-Edition Beer for Pitchfork Music Festival 2022

Proceeds from the Be Sweet Lager will benefit Heart of Dinner, which combats food insecurity within New York City’s elderly Asian American community

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June 27, 2022

Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman Celebrate Wedding Anniversary: ‘Happy Sweet 16 Baby’

Urban and Kidman wed near Sydney, Australia, in June 2006.

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June 22, 2022

GOT7’s Youngjae Delivers Sweet Rock-Pop With ‘Sugar’ EP

The new EP marks the first release for a GOT7 member after the septet dropped their debut project under a new label home.

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June 22, 2022

Julien Baker, Faye Webster, MJ Lenderman Appear on Through the Soil II Benefit Compilation: Listen

The 37-song collection, which benefits the Trevor Project, features Parannoul, Wednesday, Ian Sweet, Squirrel Flower, Horse Jumper of Love, Dummy, and more.

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June 20, 2022

Katharine McPhee Shares First Look at Son’s Face in Sweet Father’s Day Post for David Foster

'The Masked Singer' alums recently celebrated the tot's 1st birthday.

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June 20, 2022

Elton John, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson & More Celebrate Brian Wilson’s 80th Birthday With Sweet Video

"To me, you are the only real pop genius in the world and I love you very much," Elton John opened the nearly seven-minute array of birthday wishes.

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June 20, 2022

Nick Jonas Matches With Baby Malti for Father’s Day: See the Sweet Post

The pair even got matching father-daughter sneakers from Priyanka Chopra.

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June 19, 2022

Neil Diamond makes rare public appearance and sings ‘Sweet Caroline’

Check out the moment here The post Neil Diamond makes rare public appearance and sings ‘Sweet Caroline’ appeared first on NME.

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June 19, 2022

Neil Diamond Sings ‘Sweet Caroline’ With Broadway Veteran Will Swenson at Boston Red Sox Game

The 81-year-old music icon last performed at Fenway Park in 2013.

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June 19, 2022

See Neil Diamond Make Rare Live Appearance to Sing ‘Sweet Caroline’ at Boston Red Sox Game

Singer returns to Fenway Park four years after his retirement due to Parkinson's disease to lead traditional 8th inning singalong

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June 17, 2022

Watch St. Vincent cover Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’ at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2022

Other honourees on the night included Mariah Carey, Lil Nas X and The Neptunes The post Watch St. Vincent cover Eurythmics’ ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)’ at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 2022 appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Goin' Up (feat. Stunnaman)

August 5, 2022

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The Answer (Remastered 2022)

August 5, 2022

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Platinum Rare Vol. 2

June 18, 2022

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New York Connection (10th Anniversary Edition, Remastered 2022)

June 10, 2022

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You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) [Remastered 2022]

May 20, 2022

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Defender (2022)

April 1, 2022

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Hits (Special Edition) [Remastered]

April 1, 2022

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Reincarnation 2 (Remastered)

March 4, 2022

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Reincarnation 1 (Remastered)

March 4, 2022

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Jump The Fence (Remastered)

February 18, 2022

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Let It Snow

December 24, 2021

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Wasted In Hollywood

November 12, 2021

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Everything

October 15, 2021

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Platinum Rare Vol. 1

July 17, 2021

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System of the Slaves

June 18, 2021

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Level Headed Tour Rehearsals 1977 (Remastered)

March 19, 2021

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Set Me Free (Radio Edit)

March 5, 2021

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Isolation Boulevard

December 18, 2020

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Still Got the Rock

December 8, 2020

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Fox on the Run (Sonic Glitter Version)

June 26, 2020

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Ballroom Blitz: Berlin 76

June 23, 2015

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Live in Denmark '76

May 1, 2012

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Are You Ready?: Sweet Live

January 1, 2011

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100% Live 2010 (Remastered 2022)

January 1, 2010

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Live In America

September 4, 2009

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Fox On The Run (Alternate Version)

September 1, 2009

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Do It All Over Again (Remastered)

July 1, 2002

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Sweetlife (Remastered)

March 1, 2002

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68 Was 68

August 7, 2001

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Stand Up

January 1, 1992

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Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face Again

January 1, 1992

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A (Remastered)

January 1, 1992

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Live At The Marquee 1986 (Remastered)

March 1, 1989

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Ballroom Blitz (Remastered) [Live]

February 1, 1989

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Love Is Like Oxygen / Reach Out ... I'll Be There (Remastered)

January 1, 1989

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Desolation Boulevard

November 1, 1974

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Slow Motion / It’s Lonely Out There

January 1, 1968

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