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    Effect of monosodium L-glutamate (umami substance) on cognitive function in people with dementia.

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    yoly
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    Effect of monosodium L-glutamate (umami substance) on cognitive function in people with dementia.

    Post by yoly on Tue Oct 30 2018, 20:56

    Effect of monosodium L-glutamate (umami substance) on cognitive function in people with dementia.
    2018 Oct 22. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0349-x

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30349139

    Abstract
    BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:

    This study assessed the effect of continuous ingestion of monosodium L-glutamate (MSG) on cognitive function and dietary score in dementia patients.
    SUBJECTS/METHODS:

    This was a single-blind, placebo-controlled trial involving 159 subjects with dementia residing in a hospital or nursing home. We assigned the subjects to a group that ingested MSG thrice daily (0.9 g/dose) (MSG group; n = 79) or a group that ingested NaCl thrice daily (0.26 g/dose) (Control group; n = 80). This study consisted of a 12-week intake period, followed by a 4-week follow-up period without the ingestion of MSG or NaCl. We performed physical examination, cognitive symptom tests (the Touch Panel-type Dementia Assessment Scale (TDAS) and Gottfries-Bråne-Steen Scale (GBSS)), palatability and behaviour questionnaires, and blood tests before and after the intervention and after the follow-up period.
    RESULTS:

    There were no significant differences in the TDAS and GBSS total scores between the groups before and after the intervention. However, regarding the TDAS sub-items, "the accuracy of the order of a process" did not deteriorate in the MSG group compared with that observed in the Control group (p < 0.05). At the follow-up assessment, the TDAS total scores in the MSG group showed significant improvement compared with those reported in the Control group (p < 0.05). Furthermore, there was a correlation of changes from pre-intervention to post-intervention between the TDAS and enjoyment of the meal (r = -0.299, p = 0.049).
    CONCLUSIONS:

    Our results suggest that continued ingestion of MSG has an effect on cognitive function. Furthermore, the patients with improved questionnaires about palatability survey showed greater improvement in cognitive function.
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    Re: Effect of monosodium L-glutamate (umami substance) on cognitive function in people with dementia.

    Post by chris c on Tue Oct 30 2018, 23:55

    I suspect another U curve or J curve, the quantities in meat may well be beneficial but an excess may not be. That would make evolutionary sense.

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