Diets High in Salt May Increase Sensitivity to Autoimmune Disease through Microbiome Alteration

Posted by: | May 8, 2018 | Comments

Diets High in Salt May Increase Sensitivity to Autoimmune Disease through Microbiome Alteration

High salt diets have previously been shown to increase severity of certain types of induced autoimmune disease in mouse models via a signaling pathway, but the impact of these diets on the gut microbiome and intestinal inflammation have not been studied. Researchers at McMaster University recently investigated this question in a paper titled “High salt diet exacerbates colitis in mice by decreasing Lactobacillus levels and butyrate production” in the journal Microbiome.

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