Monosodium glutamate is not associated with obesity or a greater prevalence of weight gain over 5 years: findings from the Jiangsu Nutrition Study of Chinese adults.

@article{Shi2010MonosodiumGI,
  title={Monosodium glutamate is not associated with obesity or a greater prevalence of weight gain over 5 years: findings from the Jiangsu Nutrition Study of Chinese adults.},
  author={Zumin Shi and Natalie D Luscombe-Marsh and Gary A Wittert and Baojun Yuan and Yue Dai and Xiaoqun Pan and Anne W Taylor},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={
          457-63
        }
}
Animal studies and one large cross-sectional study of 752 healthy Chinese men and women suggest that monosodium glutamate (MSG) may be associated with overweight/obesity, and these findings raise public concern over the use of MSG as a flavour enhancer in many commercial foods. The aim of this analysis was to investigate a possible association between MSG intake and obesity, and determine whether a greater MSG intake is associated with a clinically significant weight gain over 5 years. Data… CONTINUE READING
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