Sodium buildup in brain linked to disability in people with multiple sclerosis

July 17, 2012 1:45:52 PM PDT
Sodium buildup in the brain seems to be linked to disability in people with multiple sclerosis.

Experts believe this accumulation of sodium could be an indicator of the degeneration of nerve cells that results from the disease.

The more buildup, the worse the level of disability.

Scientists reporting in the journal Radiology say their findings might help drug companies in developing new treatments.