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Low-salt diet can stave off dementia: Study
New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): A recent study suggests that consuming low salt diet and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may keep away dementia. The new study builds upon research published last year in ‘Nature Neuroscience’ by Dr.
Faraco and senior author Dr. Costantino Iadecola, director of the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute and the Anne Parrish Titzell Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine.
The 2018 study found that a high-salt diet caused dementia in mice. The rodents became unable to complete daily living tasks such as building their nests and had problems passing memory tests.
The research team determined that the high-salt diet was causing cells in the small intestine to release the molecule interleukin – 17 (IL – 17), which promotes inflammation as part of the body’s immune response. IL – 17 then entered the bloodstream and prevented the cells in the walls of blood vessels feeding the brain from producing nitric oxide.
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