Brain aging is as inevitable as it happens for the rest of the body. But there is a way and way of aging, moreover there are habits that if adopted allow you to delay aging. Researchers at an American university have made an important discovery about human cognitive activity. Scientists have found surprisingly how this habit could keep the brain young and bright if done twice a week.
Thanks to technology, studies on brain aging and the causes that lead to dementia are multiplying. Often these causes are unimaginable because they are difficult to combine with brain pathologies. For example, scientists at the Miami Miller School of Medicine have made an incredible discovery. After analyzing nearly 1,300 volunteers with an average age of about 64, they identified a factor that promotes dementia. The study revealed that this condition leads to premature mental aging and memory loss after 60 years.
Surprisingly, this habit could keep the brain young and bright if done twice a week
Professor Ronald Petersen, director of the Alzheimer’s Research Center at the Mayo Clinic in the US, conducted a study on 1,200 patients. These people were between 70 and 89 years old and none of them had dementia. Among them, he found that 163 subjects showed double the mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared to the rest of the group. MCI is a deterioration of cognitive abilities that in some cases can be the prelude to Alzheimer’s and other dementias. After investigating the causes, Ronald Petersen concluded that a high calorie diet favored double MCI in these subjects.
There are numerous studies that link senile dementia to nutrition. Mark Mattson, director of the National Institute of Aging in Baltimore, makes a very particular thesis. According to him, fasting at least 2 times a week helps prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. But not only that, according to Dr. Mattson, fasting 2 times a week makes the brain brighter and extends life.
Be careful, when Mattson talks about fasting he means a daily 500 calorie diet. So Mattson’s advice is to only eat low-calorie vegetables and fruit for two days a week. Therefore no sugars, fats, alcohol, etc. that raise bad cholesterol, blood sugar, hypertension, all factors that favor dementia.
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