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The Elderly

The Young

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The Elderly

There are copious data that underscore the fact that the unborn and the very young are most at risk from ingestion of free glutamate, but little attention has been paid to the elderly.

The elevated risk to the very young lies in the fact that their blood-brain barriers are not fully developed when as fetuses they are first exposed to excitotoxic free glutamate. Would it not, therefore, be logical that the elderly, whose barriers to keep free glutamate from entering the brain may have been diminished by the inevitable effects of aging, would also be at greater risk from ingestion of MSG than the general population?


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