Doctors called the previously unknown danger of salt
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It turned out that a large amount of salt in the diet can lead to the development of multiple sclerosis.
At the Congress of the American Committee for the study and treatment of multiple sclerosis, the scientists said about their findings. It was found that a diet with high salt content can cause the development of multiple sclerosis.
As scientists have found that at high content of salt in the diet causes specific activation pathway of proliferation and maturation of T helper 17 type. These cells play an important role in the development of many autoimmune diseases, including multiple sclerosis. T-helper cells may destroy myelin and also secrete large amounts of substances that have anti-inflammatory properties. But they are destroying the fabric of the nervous system and, in particular, of the brain.
When the scientists blocked the agent, T helper 17-type continued to undergo proliferation and Mature . In the end, this led to suppression of autoimmune inflammation. And this is one of the most important factors in the development of multiple sclerosis.
The researchers believe that we need to pay more attention to the study of nutrition and its impact on the risk of development and course of multiple sclerosis, as it may, the diet of the patients will help to shed light on the causes and methods of treatment.