High Salt Diet Causes Cognitive Impairment in Mice, Weill Cornell Medicine Study Shows

High Salt Diet Causes Cognitive Impairment in Mice, Weill Cornell Medicine Study Shows
New York researchers report that daily consumption of food with high levels of salt reduces blood flow to the brain and causes cognitive impairment in mice. The Weill Cornell Medicine study was the first to show a link between diet and cognitive impairment arising from a gut-initiated immune response. It has important implications for Alzheimer's and neurological diseases. Titled “Dietary salt promotes neurovascular and cognitive dysfunction through a gut-initiated TH17 response,” it appeared in the journal Nature Neuroscience. “We discovered that mice fed a high-salt diet developed dementia even when blood pressure d
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