It has been demonstrated in lab tests since the 1970’s, that MSG causes obesity in animals. It has always been our belief that MSG and its hidden sources, are responsible for the explosion of weight gain and obesity in this nation. Our children eat foods high in glutamate all day long, from hot dogs to chips and soft drinks. Why do we wonder that we have epidemics of not only obesity, but ADD and Autism in our children? People turn to diet foods, supplements, and protein drinks, also high in MSG and glutamate rich additives, in often futile attempts to lose weight. MSG is a proven endocrine disruptor, interfering with normal hormone release and uptake. When our thyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus, and pancreas are compromised by this powerful excitatory neurotransmitter, the effects on our health are devastating for millions. The obesity/glutamate connection is further discussed in our book, Battling the MSG Myth.
Read Dr. Mercola’s comments, sent to us in June 201l, about this connection at the following link: