A handful of studies have
A handful of studies have shown that eating fewer calories can—over the long haul—lower your risk of cancer and kidney disease and protect brain cells from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases as well as stroke, says Mark P. Mattson, PhD, chief of the neurosciences lab at the National Institute on Aging. [End of quote]
In his research, Dr. Mattson wanted to establish whether the health benefits were a result of fewer calories or a result of fasting. The results weigh in the favor of fasting. The article continues:
In his study, one group of mice fasted every other day but was allowed to eat unlimited food on the intervening days, thereby making up for missed calories. A control group of mice fed freely. A third group was fed 30% fewer calories every day than the control group received.
At the study’s end, the meal-skipping mice as well as the calorie-restricted mice had lower blood sugar and insulin levels than the free-feeding mice.
To test the diets’ effect on brain cells, mice were given a neurotoxin called kainite which damages nerve cells in a brain region called the hippocampus—an area critical for learning and memory. In humans, nerve cells in the hippocampus are destroyed by Alzheimer’s disease.
The meal-skipping mice had nerve cells that were more resistant to neurotoxin injury or death—more so than the other mice. [End of quote]
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