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Is monosodium glutamate harmful to hypertensives?
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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 moderation of course. If you have problem with hypertension, obviously you should consult doc for eval and treatment. It is not necessary that you advoid msg, but too much of anything is not good. Consult your doc.Good luck.

In brief: 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 moderation of course. If you have problem with hypertension, obviously you should consult doc for eval and treatment. It is not necessary that you advoid msg, but too much of anything is not good. Consult your doc.Good luck.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
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