Low-calorie diet may improve cell performance | IOL
Consuming low-calorie food may have a protective effect against some diseases as the number of calories a person eats directly influences the performance of various cells, researchers say.
The study on mice showed that a low-calorie diet can protect the brain from neuronal cell death associated with diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and cerebral vascular accident (CVA).
They calculated the average number of calories the group with no caloric restrictions would eat and then fed the other group 40 per cent fewer calories.
The researchers found that while those in the group that had no dietary restrictions had seizures, those whose calories were restricted did not.