New research has found that a diet low in carbohydrates may prevent and in some cases, reduce, age-related brain damage. The study found that as early as the late 40s, the brain begins to change and age.
To reverse these age-related changes, the study found that a low carbohydrate diet plays a role. In a statement by Stony Brook University, study author Lilianne Mujica-Parodi said, “What we found with these experiments involves both bad and good news. The bad news is that we see the first signs of brain aging much earlier than was previously thought. However, the good news is that we may be able to prevent or reverse these effects with diet, mitigating the impact of encroaching hypometabolism by exchanging glucose for ketones as fuel for neurons.”
“We think that, as people get older, their brains start to lose the ability to metabolize glucose efficiently, causing neurons to slowly starve, and brain networks to destabilize,” said Mujica-Parodi. “Thus, we tested whether giving the brain a more efficient fuel source, in the form of ketones, either by following a low-carb diet or drinking ketone supplements, could provide the brain with greater energy. Even in younger individuals, this added energy further stabilized brain networks.”
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