Salt intake has been shown to modulate the activity of Th 17 cells, the very cells that drive the inflammatory response in MS. Consequently, the question is raised whether high salt intake is associated with MS activity/relapses. In an upcoming issue of JNNP, Farez and colleagues demonstrate a link between high salt intake and MS exacerbations. In addition, the radiological burden was also increased by high salt intake. So I guess we should advise our patients on a low salt dies.
Must read http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/early/2014/07/23/jnnp-2014-307928.full
- Multiple sclerosis
- Research paper
Sodium intake is associated with increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis