Plasma glutamic acid levels in premature newborn

M. Salmona, P. Ghezzi, S. Garattini, R. Parini, B. M. Assael

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24 premature, newborn infants were investigated for plasma glutamic acid (GA) levels before and after a normal milk feed, to ascertain if the ingestion of GA present in the milk could result in an increase of its plasma level. No increases were detected in plasma between 5 and 90 min after the feed. These results may be important in respect to the problem of the possible toxicity of monosodium glutamate (MSG) added to baby foods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalToxicology Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology


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