Thursday, March 7, 2013

Salt and Autoimmunity Triggers

"Hafler [David Hafler, a professor of immunobiology at Yale University] became interested in studying the link between salt and autoimmunity through studies of the gut microbiome - a census of gut microbes and cell function of 100 healthy individuals.

The team noticed that when people in the study visited fast food restaurants more than once a week, they saw a marked increase in levels of destructive inflammatory cells, which the immune system produces to respond to injury or foreign invaders, but which attack healthy tissues in autoimmune diseases."

Too much salt may trigger autoimmune diseases - Vitals