Scientists at Yale University have discovered excessive use of the product used by everyone in everyday life increases the risk of multiple sclerosis. According to Yale researchers, increased consumption of this spice contributes to the development of multiple sclerosis.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system where the main affected structure is the protective sheath of the nerve fibers (myelin). This is why damaged nerves can not carry nerve impulses from and to the brain.
The present study finds how salt can lead to the development of autoimmune disease.
Study leader Tomokaz Sumidah and colleagues found that cells in a more saline environment demonstrated activation of the beta-catenin / Wnt signaling pathway. It is associated with the development of cancer, affecting the function of regulatory T cells and inducing inflammation in the body that affects the nervous system.
In addition to salt, vitamin D deficiency, smoking and obesity are associated with MS development, the researchers said. The risk of developing multiple sclerosis increases through the interaction between genetic heredity and environmental factors.
The full results of the scientific study are published in the journal Nature Immunology.
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