Analysis of adverse reactions to monosodium glutamate (MSG).  [1995]

Raiten D.J. Talbot J.M. Fisher K.D. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (USA). Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (USA). [Corporate Author]

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Reports the results of a state-of-the-art analysis by the Life Sciences Research Office, Federation of American Societies, with the following specific purposes: (1) determine whether MSG as used in the American food supply contributes to the presentation of a complex of symptoms after oral ingestion of levels up to or beyond 5 g/ occasion, referred to as the "Chinese restaurant syndrome" and/or the elicitation of other reactions including more serious adverse reactions that reportedly occur following ingestion of MSG at levels of 25-100 mg/ eating occasion; (2) determine whether MSG as used in the American food supply has the potential to mediate lesioning of the brain in neonatal or adult nonhuman primates and any risk to humans ingesting dietary MSG; (3) assess whether hormones are released from the pituitary of nonhuman primates following ingestion of food containing MSG and any comparable risk to humans ingesting food containing MSG; (4) define the metabolic basis that might underlie these types of adverse reactions; and (5) prepare a report on the findings of that review and evaluation.

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