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'''Monosodium Glutamate''' (also known as MSG) is a flavor enhancer that is commonly used in some Asian foods.Though it is generally recognized as safe<ref>[[FDA|US FDA]], [http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/msg.html FDA and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)]</ref> by the [[Food and Drug Administration]] (the agency which regulates the usage of such additives in the [[United States]]), MSG has been implicated as a cause [[autism]] and [[ADHD]] in children, as well as many other ailments.<ref>Laleva.org, [http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/03/autism_and_adhd_linked_to_addictive_food_additive.html Autism and ADHD Linked to Addictive Food Additive]</ref>  Some claim it is possible addictive.
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'''Monosodium Glutamate''' (also known as MSG) is a flavor enhancer that is commonly used in many processed foods. MSG is also used extensively in Asian foods.Though it is generally recognized as safe<ref>[[FDA|US FDA]], [http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~lrd/msg.html FDA and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)]</ref> by the [[Food and Drug Administration]] (the agency which regulates the usage of such additives in the [[United States]]), MSG has been implicated as a cause of [[autism]] and [[ADHD]] in children, as well as many other ailments.<ref>Laleva.org, [http://www.laleva.org/eng/2004/03/autism_and_adhd_linked_to_addictive_food_additive.html Autism and ADHD Linked to Addictive Food Additive]</ref>  Some claim it is possibly addictive.
  
 
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Revision as of 11:05, 25 November 2008

Monosodium Glutamate (also known as MSG) is a flavor enhancer that is commonly used in many processed foods. MSG is also used extensively in Asian foods.Though it is generally recognized as safe[1] by the Food and Drug Administration (the agency which regulates the usage of such additives in the United States), MSG has been implicated as a cause of autism and ADHD in children, as well as many other ailments.[2] Some claim it is possibly addictive.

References

  1. US FDA, FDA and Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  2. Laleva.org, Autism and ADHD Linked to Addictive Food Additive

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