by Dr. Pamela Frank, BSc, ND
There are at least 1500 scientific articles on MSG. In rats, there is overwhelming evidence of brain damage, retinal damage, hypothalamus damage, induced obesity and diabetes. Just two doses of MSG during the second half of pregnancy damage the developmental process, appetite control and various hormones in the offspring of rats. MSG consumption is used to induce obesity in animals!
Incidentally, monkeys are at least as sensitive to MSG damage as are rats. Personally, I love good Chinese food (not the greasy, MSG crap). If it’s well prepared I think it’s healthy – lots of dark green leafy vegetables and protein. Stay clear of the MSG and if you having rice make it only a very small serving and enjoy!