Nasser Hadal Alotaibi, Abdulaziz I. Alzarea, Nabeel K. Alruwaili, Dibya sundar panda, Mohamed A. Abdulwahab, Mohammed Gamal, Mohemed M. El Sanea, Ehab M. Mostafa, Mohamed M. Rowezak
Nasser Hadal Alotaibi1, Abdulaziz I. Alzarea1, Nabeel K. Alruwaili2, Dibya sundar panda2*, Mohamed A. Abdulwahab3, Mohammed Gamal3,4 Mohemed M. El Sanea3, Ehab M. Mostafa5,6, Mohamed M. Rowezak7
1Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, 2014, Skaka, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
2Pharmaceutics Department, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Skaka 2014, Saudi Arabia.
3Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Skaka 2014, Saudi Arabia.
4Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Beni-Suef University, Alshaheed Shehata Ahmed Hegazy Street, 62574 Beni - Suef, Egypt.
5Pharmacognosy Department, College of Pharmacy, Jouf University, Sakaka, Aljouf, 72341, KSA.
6Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, 11371, Egypt.
7Department of Biology, College of Science, Jouf University, Skaka 2014, Saudi Arabia.
Volume - 14,
Issue - 10,
Year - 2021
Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an amino acid which is widely used and approved as a flavor enhancer for a broad range of food. Glutamate receptor can be stimulated excessively to cause diabetes and cancer. MSG is associated with metabolic syndrome in humans. The main purpose of this study is to find a possible correlation between monosodium glutamate and signs of overweight among young children in Saudi Arabia. An electronic cross-sectional study was conducted in 2016 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Participants consisted of 572 Saudi parents of children aged between 6-18 years. Data analysis was done using t-test and chi-square test. Overweight children population was found to be relatively small in Saudi Arabia compared to other gulf countries such as United Arab Emirates (UAE) (40%). There is a statistically significant relationship between average weight and a preference for fast food at home. It is strongly recommended to reduce the amount of MSG taken in fast foods and snacks and some types of sweets for the prevention from associated chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity, and others. Moreover, increasing public awareness about obesity and its main causes by putting posters in public places. Announcing detailed information on the causes of obesity in local magazines. Doing the study in other age/gender categories like women and elderly.
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Nasser Hadal Alotaibi, Abdulaziz I. Alzarea, Nabeel K. Alruwaili, Dibya sundar panda, Mohamed A. Abdulwahab, Mohammed Gamal, Mohemed M. El Sanea, Ehab M. Mostafa, Mohamed M. Rowezak. Awareness among Saudi Arabian parents of the relationship between Monosodium Glutamate intake and increasing Body Weight. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(10):5270-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00918
Nasser Hadal Alotaibi, Abdulaziz I. Alzarea, Nabeel K. Alruwaili, Dibya sundar panda, Mohamed A. Abdulwahab, Mohammed Gamal, Mohemed M. El Sanea, Ehab M. Mostafa, Mohamed M. Rowezak. Awareness among Saudi Arabian parents of the relationship between Monosodium Glutamate intake and increasing Body Weight. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology. 2021; 14(10):5270-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2021.00918 Available on: https://rjptonline.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-14-10-36
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