Will Carb Concentrated Diets Help Me Reduce the Risk of, or Delay the Onset of, Neurological Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinsons?

Recent research on Caloric Restriction–and on the effects of Alternate-Day Fasting which is a related low-insulin diet–suggest that they produce neuroprotective benefits in rodents; better preservation of cognitive function against diseases like Alzheimers; less loss of functional capacity following stroke; and a retardation of age-related deficits in learning.  Long-term calorie restriction in rhesus monkeys has been associated with greater preservation of gray matter in some part of the brain.  For more scientific detail see Neuroprotective Potential of Calorie Restriction, Alternate-Day Fasting, and Carb-Concentrated Diets.

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