New research suggests a diet with too much salt may increase rated of autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes, according to a recent story from Reuters.

Researchers studied mice that were genetically engineered to develop multiple sclerosis. The mice showed worse symptoms when they ate a high-salt diet, as opposed to mice with lower salt-intake.

Results show salt could have a role in triggering autoimmune diseases.

The study was published in the science journal Nature.

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