JAPAN: MSG additives in Chinese food could cause sight problems
Scientists in Japan have indicated that consuming large amounts of monosodium glutamate (MSG) may damage vision. MSG is popularly used to flavour processed and oriental foods. Rats fed a diet high in MSG developed thinner retinas and began to go blind. Glutamate is an amino acid that acts as a neurotransmitter, a chemical that transmits signals between nerve cells.
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