Why is MSG harmful for humans?



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    MSG is a toxin that is linked to such diseases as diabetes, adrenal gland malfunction (improper distribution of hormones) , seizures, high blood pressure, excessive weight gain, and stroke. No supported, definitive link has been documented between MSG and these unfortunate illnesses, but if anyone should experience these effects from eating food with MSG, it has been advised to stop immediately. After all, the FDA has not banned the substance or labeled it harmful. 

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    dvirrueta is correct, but I think it would help if a source were posted to support their answer.  I have provided one below.  There are many health dangers associated with MSG, which is categorized as a Excitotoxin.  MSG was first used in the U.S. as a food additive in the late 1940s after its flavor-enhancing potential was discovered.  Here is a comprehensive list by MSGTruth.org of different foods that have been found to contain MSG.  Of course, it could depend on the brand as well.

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