We always thought that Chinese food was healthy, but now we’re beginning to wonder. New findings show that MSG, a flavor enhancer commonly used in Asian dishes, may make you fat!

People who use monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are more likely than people who don?t use it to be overweight or obese even though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie intake. Researcher Ka He says, “Animal studies have indicated for years that MSG might be associated with weight gain. Ours is the first study to show a link between MSG use and weight in humans.

“The US Food and Drug Administration and other health organizations around the world have concluded that MSG is safe, but the question remains?is it healthy?”

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