Jennifer Jung-Eun Kim
Date: March 6th, 2013
Early laboratory findings suggest that the amount of salt in our diet could be involved in driving our own immune systems to rebel against us, leading to diseases such as multiple sclerosis. Experts say that the findings are interesting and plausible, but are not a cure for people with multiple sclerosis. Now researchers believe they have the first evidence that the amount of salt in our diet may also be contributing.
It is interesting that a study of a specific disease lead to the research of the potential risks of salt, which is an essential part of our diet. Seeing the scientists make connections between different studies, reminded me of the idea that networks are everywhere.
Today, with the vast amount of information that we have access to globally, if greater discoveries were made on the consumption of salt, this information would spread, and it may change our standards such as the % daily value of sodium.
Global Issue: Health
Primary Design Lens: Medical Research
Secondary Design Lens: Eating Habits