One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An illness marked by short attacks of weakness, numbness, palpitations, and headaches, often attributed to overconsumption of monosodium glutamate (commonly used as a seasoning in Chinese cooking).
- ‘It is linked to headaches and something commonly known as ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’, which includes faintness and sweating.’
- ‘In addition, dyes and food additives such as monosodium glutamate can cause syndromes such as ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome’, and other adverse reactions.’
- ‘Since it's often found in Chinese foods, an MSG-induced headache is sometimes referred to as ‘Chinese restaurant syndrome,’ though the additive is also an ingredient in many processed meats and tenderizers.’
- ‘Sensitive people, Bayu explained, may also suffer what is known as the Chinese restaurant syndrome contributed to by monosodium glutamate, which can affect sensitive nerves in the brain.’
- ‘And so was born Chinese restaurant syndrome and a medico-academic industry dedicated to the researching and publicising of the dangers of MSG - the foreign migrant contaminating American kitchens.’
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