High salt diet may fight off bacteria, prevent infections

March 5, 2015 7:02 AM

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Can a high-salt diet help fight off bacteria and prevent infections? Answer could be yes as a new study has revealed that dietary salt can have a biological advantage: Defending the body against invading microbes.

The researchers found that high-salt diet increased sodium accumulation in the skin of mice, thus improving their immune response to a skin-infecting parasite.

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