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  1. BSi: How Fasting and Exercise is Good for Your Brain

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    How Fasting and Exercise is Good for Your Brain Mark Mattson, Ph.D.

    Professor, Department of Neuroscience

    Senior Investigator, NIH

    Chief, Laboratory of Neurosciences, NIH

    Chief, Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences Section, NIH

    The current research findings concerning the impact of eating on brain health, particularly the evidence that long-standing obesity and diabetes are detrimental to the brain during aging, and animal studies show that moderate and intermittent fasting can protect brain cells in experimental models relevant to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, and stroke. Research also shows that the structural and neurochemical changes that occur in the brain in response to dietary energy excess/diabetes and intermittent fasting that may explain, at least in part, how eating affects brain health and susceptibility to disease. 

    Learn more about Dr. Mattson


    Additional Information:

    Read "Energy Intake and Exercise as Determinants of Brain Health and Vulnerability to Injury and Disease" and article on

    NIH’s National Institute on Aging: Cellular and Molecular Neurosciences Section


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