The Effect of Dietary Glutamate on Fibromyalgia and IBS

Does MSG or aspartame make your symptoms worse? Researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University studied 57 patients with fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. They went on a diet free of MSG/apartame for 4 weeks and then half the group was challenged with MSG three times per week for two weeks while the other half received placebo. The group that received MSG reported worse FM pain and IBS symptoms than the group that received placebo. (Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, July 4, 2012)

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