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    The one-third of people who consume the most MSG were twice as likely to be overweight


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    Thursday, August 05, 2010 11:17 am Email this article
    People who consume the most of the flavor enhancer monosodium glutamate (MSG) were 2.1 times more likely to be overweight compared to people who did not consume MSG according to a study of 752 healthy Chinese (49 percent women) who were 40- to 59-years old who lived in rural villages in north and south China. REFERENCE

    He K, Zhao L, Daviglus M, Dyer A, Van Horn L, Garside D, Zhu L, Guo D, Wu Y, Zhou B, Stamler J. Association of monosodium glutamate intake with overweight in chinese adults: The intermap study. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2008 Aug, 16(8):1875-80.

    AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION

    Department of Nutrition
    School of Public Health
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

     

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    COMMENTS

    On Mar 31, 2009 at 1:02 pm OliviaB. wrote:

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    But what about the countless Asians out there that put it in their food all the time? What about all the college students who eat ramen with the packaged seasonings? I don't recall all of them being overweight. There must be something that they're consuming that's counteracting the MSG.
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    Olivia B

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