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Doctor insights on: Msg Obese Hoax

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Why are msg's bad?

Why are msg's bad?

FDA approved poison: MSG is an excitotoxin which can stimulate cells to the point of damage or death. There are potential cardiovascular risks in susceptible folks with prior heart disease and can affect glutamate receptors. I have seen ingestion trigger migraine headaches. I do NOT think it is safe, and the "taste stimulation" is certainly NOT worth it. Would avoid it at all times. Check food labeling. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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Is msg bad for you?

MSG : Is high in sodium and should be avoided in patients that require low sodium diets for health maintenance. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of msg?

Neurotoxic: Msg can cause brain cells to die prematurely because too much msg can act like glutamate, thus allowing too much calcium to enter the cell to cause its early demise. ...Read more

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What is msg and its purpose ?

Food enhancer: Msg aka monosodium glutamate is used as a food taste enhancer. It is the main ingredient in a spice known as accent. It can become neuotoxic if continually eaten. ...Read more

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What exactly is msg and why is it bad for you?

What exactly is msg and why is it bad for you?

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. ...Read more

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) harmful?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more

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Do doctors know that msg is neurotoxin?

No: The studies that implicate msg as a neurotoxin state that it, "may be" a toxin, but there have been no confirmatory studies in over 10 years. ...Read more

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Is monosodium glutamate (msg) bad for you?

Neurotoxic: It acts like the natural neurotransmitter glutamate in the brain to excessively allow influx of calcium into brain cells thus causing their early death, a condition called abnormal apoptosis. ...Read more