Ted Siau Jun Lin
posted on July 11, 2018 14:40
Ever heard of "Chinese Restaurant syndrome"?
Also known as "Monosodium glutamate symptom complex", it is believed to cause dizziness, Xerostomia, Swelling of the throat, Tightness and pain in the neck and chest. If severe, it may even lead to numbness or even cramps. This was initially reported in an article dated back in 1968. The reason given was the huge amount of MSG used by Chinese Restuarant, resulting in symptoms mentioned above.
Some even believed that MSG is the cause of a headache, allergy or child obesity.
In an article of ZaoBao dated 5th July 2018, Prof Christiani Jeyakumar Henry, Director of Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, provides his insights and expertise in the myths of MSG.