Modern nutrition, rich in foods that are prepared soon undergo microwave or fast food can be considered responsible for the increasing incidence of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, asthma or eczema, say experts.
German and American researchers have discovered the impact of fast food in the development of diseases mentioned: "This first study has shown that excessive consumption of salt can be one of the factors due to which the number of cases of disease autoimmune ", say experts Yale University Erlangen-Nuremberg and. They have studied the role of T helper cells in the body that activate other cells and help fight against dangerous pathogens (bacteria and viruses), to media.
Since these cells undergo digestion of salt, behave more aggressively.Mice who were fed with foods rich in salt have been significant increases in the number of TH17 cells in their nervous system, which have accelerated inflammation in their body. Also, these mice were more likely to develop severe form of multiple sclerosis.
At the molecular level, exposure to salt has increased the level of cytokines, which emit ten times TH17 cells (cytokines are proteins that enable the transmission of messages between cells). "This discovery represents an important contribution to understanding multiple sclerosis and may provide new targets for treatment of this disease for which there is no cure at present," explained Ralf Linker, leader of the German part of the research team.
The researchers next step is to determine if these TH17 cells have a role in autoimmune diseases that affect the skin.
Neurodegenerative disease, multiple sclerosis, mainly "attack" to the extent of central nervous system white. Develops when the immune mistakenly recognizes myelitis, which surrounds nerve fibers in the brain and spinal cord as a foreign body. Myelitis removes immunity from nerve fibers, which interrupts the transmission of messages between the brain and the rest of the body, while the result are problems with speech, vision and balance.
The most common symptoms of MS beginners are reducing visibility in one eye with accompanying pain during eye movement, numbness or loss of sensations in certain parts of the body, clumsiness when things into his hands, etc., transmits Koha.net. Multiple sclerosis is diagnosed not easy, but early treatment can prevent disability, namely the impossibility of walking for what reason comes to one half of patients cured after 15 years.