The Effect of Salt on MS May Depend on Genes and Gender, Say Researchers Funded by the National MS Society
August 7, 2015
Several reports have suggested that dietary salt can speed the development of the immune attack in an MS-like disease in mice. Now, National MS Society-supported researchers at the University of Vermont show that the mouse disease responded differently to a high salt diet, depending on their genetic makeup and gender. This study offers an important clue to teasing out whether reducing salt can inhibit MS immune attacks.
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