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Open Access Letter to the Editor

Response to Dr. Roger’s letter: further studies are necessary in order to conclude a causal association between the consumption of monosodium L-glutamate (MSG) and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the rural Thai population

Tonkla Insawang1, Carlo Selmi23, Ubon Cha’on1*, M Eric Gershwin2, Puangrat Yongvanit1 and Vitoon Prasongwattana1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, 40002, Khon Kaen, Thailand

2 Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA

3 Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Milan, Italy

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Nutrition & Metabolism 2013, 10:10  doi:10.1186/1743-7075-10-10

Published: 15 January 2013

Abstract

See related article: http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/10/1/14 webcite

Keywords:
Monosodium glutamate; Intake; Metabolic syndrome