Cutting Calories May Help Prevent Neurodegenerative Diseases

Weight loss aside, cutting calories can be good for overall health, including staving off neurodegenerative diseases, according to recent research.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University say cutting calories, if not including routine fasting as part of a normal lifestyle, may prevent progressive brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease by promoting positive changes to the structure of the brain.

Dr. Mark Mattson, a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins and chief of the neurosciences lab at the National Institute on Aging Intramural Research Program, says research has repeatedly shown fasting benefits the brain.

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