In 2004, World Health Organization (WHO) declared that use of Ajinomoto or monosodium glutamate (MSG) is unsafe for consumption, but since there is no ban, is still rampantly used and consumed in the city and there is no official stricture against use of the harmful substance.
It is used to enhance taste of Chinese food. It stimulates secretion of pentagastrin acid in the stomach that leads to ulcers.
If not detected in time, ulcers can turn cancerous. MSG also forms Free Radicals that can damage the stomach cells.
Chinese dish, which is very popular and available in every corner of the city, make sure, it is not killing you silently. As per a study conducted by the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Cancer Research Institute, an increasing number of people here falling prey to stomach cancer induced by the harmful substance Ajinomoto used in Chinese foods.