An increasing number of people in India are developing stomach cancer induced by carcinogenic monosodium glutamate (MSG) -- a common ingredient in Chinese food.
A retrospective history of 134 patients with stomach cancer revealed many of them were addicted to Chinese food. According to Ashish Mukhopadhyay, medical director of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, “Nearly half of those with stomach, rectal and colon cancer were regular consumers of Chinese food ... Tests showed that most had ulcers, which can be linked to monosodium glutamate.”
Oncologist Subir Ganguly agreed with his conclusion, adding: “[MSG] is widely used despite warnings, and since awareness is low, people don’t bother to find out if the food is safe. I have had scores of patients who are victims of monosodium glutamate.”
* Times of India December 31, 2007