I meant I know of no human population studies that show MSG is that bad for you.
From a biochemistry standpoint, you could basically theorize how anything could overload any system causing death, destruction and a high percantage of body fat. In order to have a “good” report on MSG, I believe you should have long term population studies. Because there aren’t any, there is no “real” evidence for or against MSG. Hell, HOT-ROX has been less studied than MSG. I bet if they inject HOT-ROX into the brains of rats than those rats might suffer some negative side effects.
That is actually how MSG got its bad rep. A while back, some Japanese researchers injected it into the brains of mice, and these mice got cancer (gasp!). Well, if something thats injected into the brains of mice causes cancer, than it must also cause cancer in humans that eat it.