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Strange results: High salt reduces tumor growth by tackling immune cells

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Daniel
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Here is an article discussing a research finding according to which high salt reduces tumor growth. It is suggested that this result is due to a change induced by salt in the functions of certain immune cells, so called myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). https://blog.frontiersin.org/2019/10/14/salty-diet-reduces-tumor-growth-by-tackling-immune-cells/

This is a counter intuitive result and as soon as I will have time for this subject I will dive deep in it, since if effective, it's easy to implement.


   
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johan
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Hi Daniel, check out David Brownstein, he's an MD and has written several books on the topic. This new research does seem to confirm his findings. 


   
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Daniel
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@johan

Thanks Johan! I will!


   
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johan
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amazing, this animal (wild goat) will do anything to get some salt:


   
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RG9TMn1FJzc

(I tried to embed the code in order to watch it within the post, no luck)


   
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Jcancom
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D, it gets even stranger. Apparently one perspective is that the basis of cancer formation relates to excess water. The preventive use of PEG in colorectal and other cancers offers some plausibility to the idea. Drying out cancer (possibly with hyperthermia, perhaps osmoregulation,  etc) might become a treatment strategy. Funnily enough there is also a strong metabolic element involved.

Cell hydration as the primary factor in carcinogenesis: A unifying concept

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/16271440/


   
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