A 23-year-old male asked:
Is msg bad for you?
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Family Medicine 61 years experience
MSG bad?: Yes. Msg is bad for most people. Many doctors believe msg causes inflammation reaction in the brain (see books by dr. Russel blaylock md--neurosurgeon).
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Cardiology 48 years experience
MSG : Is high in sodium and should be avoided in patients that require low sodium diets for health maintenance.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Why are msg's bad?
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Cardiology 50 years experience
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What exactly is msg and why is it bad for you?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 49 years experience
High salt content: Monosodium glutamate is a flavor enhancer. It is very commonly used in asian cooking. When i was a little girl, we used it in traditional american cooking under the trade name, accent. I imagine the reason you are concerned is that it does have a fairly high content of sodium - which, in turn, can contribute to high blood pressure. Lgromkomd.
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Last updated Apr 3, 2013
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