A study of Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea provides further evidence, in a traditional society, for an association between phenylthiocarbamide taster status and goitre. 200 subjects examined for taste sensitivity to PTC revealed 30 non-tasters indicating a non-taster allele frequency of 36.1%. Investigation of a village w ith a high prevalence of goitre showed a significantly greater proportion of individuals with goitre among non-tasters than among tasters.
Boyce, A J.; Harrison, G A.; Platt, C M.; and Hornabrook, R W.
"Association Between PTC Taster Status and Goitre in a Papua New Guinea Population,"
4, Article 9.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol48/iss4/9