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Does monosodium glutamate cause cancer

A member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
No issue: The problem with MSG is not cancer but some people do feel ill from it. I am not aware of any study showing a rising risk of cancer from MSG however-... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Can't answer: Such a question. Any vasocobstriction in anypart of the body, in some people? Sure, can't say it is impossible. There might always be someone, somew... Read More
Dr. J Roberts
Vascular Surgery 28 years experience
No... not as yet: No clinical evidence suggests that MSG promotes, incites or exacerbates disease states such as hypertension. When used as a seasoner to foods such as... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
No: There was some question about this in the remote past but has largely been discounted. There are those who may have a sensitivity to this common food ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early deat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Migrain and MSG: Msg is known to cause migraine headache. So if msg caused you headache, you should avoid it.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
Flavor enhancer: As a flavor and in the right amount, msg can enhance other taste-active compounds, improving the overall taste of certain foods. Msg mixes well with m... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jill Carnahan
Specializes in Family Medicine
MSG: Msg is a food additive which enhances flavor of many foods. It does not contain gluten but many foods that contain msg may contain gluten. Best to c... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
MSG: It will leave within an hour.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
Endocrinology 36 years experience
Too Many: It is the sole ingredient in accent. Used in chinese food as well as spanish food, but because of it's excellent ability to enhance the taste of food,... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Not known so...: Msg has not been shown to cause or adversely affect hypertension. It is a rather common food additve/sweetener and fortunately relatively safe, in mod... Read More
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