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Immunity and Sodium

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jun 2, 2021 8:00 pm
  • 13:23

It’s relatively common knowledge that too much salt increases blood pressure and raises your risk of stroke and heart disease—but did you also know that it affects your immune system? Biochemist at the Berlin Institute for Medical Systems Biology Stefan Kempa worked on a series of experiments demonstrating that lots of salt can dampen immune cell function.