Fast-track to brain health

HT Ludhiana Live - - Wellness -

P eri­ods of stop­ping vir­tu­ally all food in­take for one or two days a week can de­lay the on­set of con­di­tions af­fect­ing the brain, in­clud­ing Alzheimer's, Parkin­son's, stroke, among oth­ers. Cut­ting daily food in­take to around 500 calo­ries — which amounts to lit­tle more than a few veg­eta­bles and some tea — for two days out of seven had clear ben­e­fi­cial ef­fects, found re­searchers at the Na­tional In­sti­tute on Age­ing in Bal­ti­more

Sci­en­tists have known for some time that a low-calo­rie diet is a recipe for longer life. Rats too have shown an in­creased life­span on re­stricted diet.

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