Hold the Salt Before It Makes You Sick

We’ve all heard our doctors’ warnings about high salt diets and the risk of heart attack or stroke, but research is shedding light on new reasons to put the shaker away for good.

Studies on rodents have shown that dietary salt may spur the development of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and inflammatory bowel disease. The research suggests that salt spurs the growth of certain specialized cells that can be implicated in illnesses like bowel disease and psoriasis.

These findings are particularly promising since these kinds of autoimmune diseases have become more prevalent in recent decades and a massive increase in salt intake could easily explain this.

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Source: ScienceNOW

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