Q. What is the connection between a high sodium diet and MS?
A. There is some very preliminary evidence from animal experiences and cell cultures that a high sodium diet may drive your immune system in the direction of a stronger inflammatory response that theoretically could result in increased damage in MS patients. While this data is not ready for prime time, so to speak, there are other health reasons to beware of using too much salt in your diet. The bottom line for now is to moderate your salt intake for overall health reasons.
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