Scientists from the University of Alabama found out how the caloric content of food, and limit its consumption can affect the occurrence of neurodegenerative diseases, namely Alzheimer's disease. As it turned out, an important role in protecting against dementia assigned to the hormones that are responsible for hunger and satiety. Previous studies in this area have already established that the consumption of food in limited quantities useful not only to maintain a good figure, but I and to prolong life. The latest study, which was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Inga Kadish on animals have shown that starvation within reasonable limits may protect the brain from dementia. During the research rodents were divided into 3 groups. The first group received the hormone ghrelin in certain doses to mice remained slightly hungry, the second group received limited by 20 percent in calorie food, and the third group received food without any restrictions. During the experiment, the scientists assessed the ability of rodents to learn and remember. In addition, they examined their brains for the detection of beta-amyloid.
In the research it became clear that the limited consumption of meals mouse faster performed a difficult job, and the deposition of beta-amyloid in their brains was much slower compared to the other groups. In General, the reception of ghrelin and limited intake of food reduces the synthesis of amyloid in the brain at 48 percent, and the risk of Alzheimer's disease is reduced by 67 percent.