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does monosodium glutamate cause cancer

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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Dr. J Roberts
Dr. J Roberts answered
26 years experience Vascular Surgery
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
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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
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
41 years experience Neurology
Migrain and MSG: Msg is known to cause migraine headache. So if msg caused you headache, you should avoid it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Numerous nowadays: Check with the package ingredient section on the container, and ask at restaurants. Less and less often is msg being used, even in the chinese restau ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
MSG: It will leave within an hour.

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