High-salt diet promotes cognitive impairment through the Alzheimer-linked protein tau

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High-salt diet promotes cognitive impairment through the Alzheimer-linked protein tau

Investigators sought to understand the series of events that occur between salt consumption and poor cognition and concluded that lowering salt intake and maintaining healthy blood vessels in the brain may ‘stave off’ dementia. Accumulation of tau deposits has been implicated in the development of Alzheimer’s disease in humans.

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