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Is this true MSG - A slow poison MSG hides behind 25 or

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Is this true?
MSG - A slow poison

MSG hides behind 25 or more names, such as Natural Flavoring.' MSG is even in your favorite coffee from Tim Horton's and Starbucks coffee shops!

I wondered if there could be an actual chemical causing the massive obesity epidemic, and so did a friend of mine, John Erb.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  A. Schuyler replied 7 years ago.

Hello, John,


Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. MSG isn't behind the obesity epidemic, and it isn't in Tim Horton's or Starbuck's coffees. Eating too much and exercising too little is the single cause of obestity. MSG is a monosodium salt of the naturally-occurring amino acid glutamine which is one of the building blocks of our bodies.


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