This type of feeding supposedly promotes the health and biology of the hippocampus in mice, experts said.
Scientists who were fed with starch-derived carbohydrate complex mice. / Pixabay
Healthy aging of the brain may be associated with nutrition of small amounts of protein and rich carbohydrates, showed a mice test and published on Tuesday in Cell Reports.
According to the study, this type of feeding shows improvements in health, especially in the brain, as well as learning and memory of the animals that led this diet, experts from Sydney University in Australia said.
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"Today there are no effective pharmaceutical dementia treatments – We can slow these diseases, but we can not stop them It is fascinating to begin to identify a child that affects the brain of the brain"said scientist Devin Wahl, who led the study.
Such a diet It has similar advantages in the brain to those with calorie restriction, whose advantages are known but which are not sustainable in the case of human beings.
Wahl acknowledged the advantages of the latter in rodents, but recalled that "Most people have problems with calorie restriction, especially in western societies, where food is available without reservation".
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Researchers forget it a diet that is low in protein and high in carbohydrates is not a new grain.
In that respect, one of the authors of the analysis, David Le Couteur, pointed out this many cultures like Okinawa in Japan and in many parts of the Mediterranean watched.
For this investigation, scientists who fed the mouse with a carbohydrate complex derived from starch and protein casein, which is found in milk and cheese.
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They appreciated the benefits of the brain focusing on the hippocampus, the brain area responsible for learning and memory.
"Hippocampus is usually the first part of the brain that exacerbates degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, However, Low levels of protein and high levels of carbohydrate appear to have stimulated the health and biology of the hippocampus in mice, in some measurements above even higher than the low-calorie dietsaid Couteur.