Low-calorie diet may improve cell performance

Publicado em 13 fevereiro 2019

Researchers say that consuming low-calorie foods can have a protective effect against some diseases, so the number of calories a person directly affects the performance of various cells, he says.

Study in mice has shown 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 vasculature (CVA).

Professor Alicia Kowaltowski of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, un We look at how changes in the diet affect the metabolism and how this changes the possibility of aging-related diseases.

The research team, which was presented at FAPESP Week London for research and conducted on February 11-13, divided the rats into two groups.

They calculated the average calorie amount of the calorie free group and then fed the other group 40 percent less calories.

After 14 weeks, mice of two groups were given an injection containing a substance known to cause seizures, damage and neuronal cell death.

Researchers, group of people without diet restrictions have a seizure, calories are not limited, he said.