Eating less helps the mind to be clear, which may have a scientific basis. Italian researchers reported in a new issue of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States that animal experiments have shown that reducing calorie intake can maintain brain health more sustainably.
Researchers at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Rome found that rats with reduced caloric intake did not develop diabetes and had better cognitive and memory abilities than those who ate excessively. In addition, they are not susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s disease), and even if they are sick, the time will be delayed and the symptoms will be lighter than those of over-fed rats. In this study, caloric restriction meant that the rats did not eat more than 70% of the daily needs.
The researchers further found that limiting caloric intake activates the cyclic adenosine-reactive component binding protein 1 in the brain of the experimental mouse, which in turn activates a range of other molecules associated with longevity. After the substance is removed, even if the rats are restricted in calorie intake, the rats will have the same function of brain function as the over-eating or the elderly.
The researchers said that their future research direction is to activate the cyclic adenosine monophosphate binding protein 1 by means of new drugs, so that the calorie intake can also keep the brain healthy.