Ajinomoto and USDA collaborate on MSG research

Foodnavigator-usa.com, Oct.26, 2010

The US Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) and Ajinomoto have announced a joint research project examining whether monosodium glutamate (MSG) consumption could aid weight management.

The trial will be conducted by ARS’ Western Human Nutrition Research Center (WHNRC) and aims to assess whether adding dietary sodium glutamate to foods helps control appetite and caloric intake in overweight women by increasing enjoyment of foods. Full story

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