Monosodium Glutamate and the Chinese restaurant syndrome

P. L. Morselli, S. Garattini

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IT has been suggested1-4 that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is responsible for the "Chinese restaurant syndrome" - a burning sensation in the back of the neck spreading to the forearms and to the anterior thorax, accompanied by a feeling of infraorbital pressure, tightness and substernal discomfort. But no study of this phenomenon involved a double blind technique, or any other experimental condition which can be used to assess the significance of subjective reactions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-612
Number of pages2
Issue number5258
Publication statusPublished - 1970

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