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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 26 November 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 47, p. nw161
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.47.nw161]


Eat Less, Nurture Neurons

Cutting calories curbs production of brain-disabling protein as well as Alzheimer's plaques

R. John Davenport

Key Words: RNAi • presenilin • {beta}-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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