MS: How too much salt can cause inflammation

Ana Sandoiu | Medical News Today

New research, published in the journal Nature Immunology, now shows how a high intake of salt may cause inflammation in multiple sclerosis.


One recent study reveals how excessive salt consumption may trigger inflammation in people with MS.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system destroys the protective coating around neurons called myelin.

This neurological disease affects around 400,000 people in the United States and approximately 2.5 million adults worldwide.

Generally, women are at a higher risk of developing the condition than men.

While researchers do not yet know what causes MS, an interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental factors is likely to be key.

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