Chinese restaurant syndrome


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headache and tingling or burning feelings and sweating caused by eating food that contains monosodium glutamate

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The prevalence of the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome in the American population has been reported to be as high as 7%; however, this figure was obtained during a survey of a medical school population.
Tarasoff and Kelley claimed to remedy the previous flaws by: using MSG in capsules and a soft drink to prevent aftertaste bias; eliminating data from individuals who did report an aftertaste, also to eliminate bias; using more rigorous statistical analysis; and most of all, reducing the possibility of symptom suggestion by telling subjects they were participating in the "evaluation of a new soft drink," thereby avoiding all mention of the terms MSG, or Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.
The study, says Kenney, shows that if Chinese restaurant syndrome does indeed exist, it takes more than MSG to trigger it.
ATHIS condition is commonly known as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.
Even the FDA acknowledges that MSG causes something like Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.
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