Chinese restaurant syndrome


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Chinese restaurant syndrome

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(Pathology) a group of symptoms such as dizziness, headache, and flushing thought to be caused in some people by consuming large amounts of monosodium glutamate, esp as used in Chinese food
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Noun1.Chinese restaurant syndrome - headache and tingling or burning feelings and sweating caused by eating food that contains monosodium glutamate
syndrome - a pattern of symptoms indicative of some disease
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The study linked MSG with asthma, reproductive issues, insulin resistance, reduced glucose intolerance, obesity, liver damage, bloating, and Chinese Restaurant Syndrome (weakness, numbness, palpitations, and headaches).
monosodium glutamate, is something we should avoid, the culprit behind the so-called "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome" and contributor to myriad health problems.
This was when a physician by the name of Robert Ho Man Kwok suggested, without any study or proof, that the widely used MSG in Chinese restaurants is a possible cause for "numbness at the back of the neck, gradually radiating to both arms and the back, general weakness and palpitations." He coined this string of symptoms as "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.
Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, a collection of symptoms caused in some people after eating Chinese food, is said to be caused by which food additive?
Yet, Chinese restaurants are still exotic enough that some believe "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome" is a racial-psychological rather than physical phenomenon.
Kwok in 1986 and described as "Chinese restaurant syndrome" (CRS).
This allergic response is sometimes known as 'Chinese restaurant syndrome'.
Chinese Restaurant Syndrome A headache caused by the ingestion of monosodium glutamate in those sensitive to it.

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