High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

August 29, 2014 8:35 AM

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High dietary salt may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms

High dietary salt intake may worsen multiple sclerosis symptoms and boost the risk of further neurological deterioration, indicates a small observational study published online in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry.

Previous research has indicated that salt may alter the autoimmune response, which is implicated in the development of multiple sclerosis (MS), but it is not clear if it has any direct effect on the course of the disease itself.

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