Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 26 November 2003
Eat Less, Nurture Neurons
Cutting calories curbs production of brain-disabling protein as well as Alzheimer's plaques
R. John Davenporthttp://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2003/47/nw161
Key Words: RNAi presenilin -amyloid precursor protein glial fibrillary acidic protein
Abstract: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA--A diet that extends life also repels brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease, according to research presented here 10 November 2003 at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. The feeding plan also reduces amounts of a brain protein that apparently impairs the ability of neurons to make new connections.
Citation: R. J. Davenport, Eat Less, Nurture Neurons. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2003 (47), nw161 (2003).
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