CORONAVIRUS SURVIVE IN BODY OF PERSONS WITH TOO MUCH SALT.
A research in mice and humans has found that consuming more than the recommended amount of salt disrupts the antibacterial function of a type of immune cell.
According to medicalnewstoday.com, there were evidences that excess dietary salt raises blood pressure, which was a risk factor for heart disease and stroke.
A recent study, published in Science Translational Medicine, however suggested that excess salt consumption could also make it harder for the immune system to destroy bacteria in some human organs.
The researchers from the University Hospital of Bonn in Germany were surprised to discover that a high salt diet in mice exacerbated a common bacterial infection of the kidneys – Escherichia coli
test whether the deleterious result of a high salt diet was purely a local effect on the kidneys, the researchers infected the mice with Listeria and found that the body-wide, systemic infection was also worse on a high salt diet.
“These findings were unexpected because previous research has found that excess dietary salt prolongs healing in animals infected with skin parasites.
“Skin acts as a reservoir for excess salt, and immune cells in the skin called macrophages are known to become more active in these salty conditions.
In contrast, it seems that a different type of immune response cell, the neutrophil, which is key to the body fighting bacterial kidney infections, becomes less effective in the face of a high salt diet,” the researchers wrote
Now that the world battle with a coronavirus, it can only be advisable to reduce our high intake of salt soas to allow our immune system to function well.