Assessment of the Effects of Monosodium Glutamate on Some Biochemical and Hematological Parameters in Adult Wistar Rats

  title={Assessment of the Effects of Monosodium Glutamate on Some Biochemical and Hematological Parameters in Adult Wistar Rats},
  author={Oyetunji Timothy Kolawole},
  journal={American Journal of BioScience},
  • O. Kolawole
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • American Journal of BioScience
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a compound popularly used to enhance food taste and flavor. Several reports of toxicity studies on MSG are contradictory. Therefore, there is growing concern regarding the safety of MSG as food additive. In the present study, the effect of orally administered MSG on food consumption, body weight and some biochemical and hematological parameters were investigated in adult rats. Following a 28-day treatment with 5-15 mg/kg body weight MSG, there were no significant… Expand
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