Salt linked to disease activity in MS

Multiple sclerosis patients with a high sodium intake have a significantly higher exacerbation rate compared with those with a low intake, according to Argentinian research.

The study looked at two-year disease activity in 122 relapsing-remitting MS patients whose salt intake had been estimated from sodium excretion in urine samples.

It found those with a medium or high salt intake had a three to four times higher rate of exacerbations compared with patients with a low intake.

They also had a 3.4 times greater chance

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