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Salt consumption tied to autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis
Salt consumption tied to autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis

(March 6, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From Connecticut - A new report published in Nature finds that salt consumption may play a role in autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Researchers studied the effects of high salt consumption in a mouse model. They found that putting salt into the diet of the rodents resulted in the production of a type of T cells that worsened the rodent's pathogenic immune system response, and are known to be associated with autoimmune diseases. Trials aimed at determining salt's effect on autoimmune diseases in humans are being planned.

 
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