So it’s almost official. Junk food – aka McDonald’s, Burger King, other nasty fast food chains, plus heat and serve groceries, – could be to blame for the rise in auto-immune diseases according to a new study.
Diseases that got the finger include multiple sclerosis, including alopecia, asthma and eczema, among others.
A team of scientists from Yale University in the U.S and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, in Germany, say junk food diets could be partly to blame.
The culprit? Excess refined and processed salt may be one of the factors driving the increased incidence of autoimmune diseases. Junk foods at fast food restaurants as well as processed foods at grocery retailers represent the largest sources of sodium intake from refined salts.
U.S. fast foods are often more than twice as salt-laden as those of other countries.