MSG in standard & high-fiber diets: metabolic syndrome and oxidative stress in rats
While is a rat study, it has far reaching ramifications. Read the conclusions. MSG lead to overfeeding and increased oxidative stress. MSG, aspartame/Nutrisweet and Splenda are believed to affect the appetite control system–the body thinks it’s getting nutrition but nothing comes so it slowly keeps asking for more.
I guess this would account for the increased risk of obesity with drinking diet soft drinks. While this appeared in the mainstream media for a day or so, don’t expect to see too much more of it–that kind of news would bankrupt the diet soft drink industry.