Identified a new deadly danger of salt


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Scientists at Yale University (USA) have discovered that eating large amounts of salt is associated with a significant increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis. About it reported in a press release on MedicalXpress.

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which there is a violation of the myelin sheath of nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord, affects various parts of the nervous system. Effective treatment of the disease does not yet exist, and the average life expectancy of patients by 5-10 years less than healthy people.

The researchers found that in the cells if the concentration of salt the activation of the Wnt signaling pathway, a component of which is protein β-catenin. This path leads to the disruption of regulatory T-cells that produce cytokines interferon-gamma and interleukin-10. An imbalance in these cytokines leads to an inflammatory process that affects the Central nervous system.

Earlier it was reported that American specialists from the women’s hospital the Brigham in Boston proved that the consumption of large amounts of salt is associated with an increased risk of premature death.

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