Umami (UM) and Sodium Intake Scoping Review (2020)

Umami (UM) and Sodium Intake Scoping Review (2020)

The objective of the Umami and Sodium Intake scoping review is to identify and characterize studies examining interventions focusing on the use of umami substances (or foods containing umami substances) and their effects on sodium intake among adults. Understanding the landscape of umami literature and its effect on sodium intake could help to inform the need and scope for the development of future systematic reviews in this area.

Research Question

Among adults, what is the availability of literature examining the effect of umami (or foods containing umami substances) on sodium intake?


Target Population: Adults (18 years and older)

Intervention: Studies examining the use of umami substances (or foods containing umami substances)

Outcomes: Sodium intake and other related outcomes

Location: All settings, no limits

Search Dates: No limits

Study Designs: Clinical trials (randomized controlled trials, non-randomized controlled trials, non-controlled trials), observational studies (cross-sectional, cohort, case-control, case studies, meal studies), qualitative studies, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and conference abstracts. 

Databases: Medline/PubMed, CINAHL, Embase, Web of Science, PsycINFO, Cochrane, Scopus. Registered/in-progress trials:, NIH reporter, WHO, Cochrane, PROSPERO. Down the search terms (PDF).

Results: The scoping review is in progress with an estimate completion of December 2020.