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Benefits of restricted diet on brain aging

According to the Portugese researchers, calorie restriction diet (a diet with low calories intake, without malnutrition) can delay aging and increase longevity. Calorie restriction seems to work by increasing the levels of NPY in the hypothalamus, which in turn trigger an increase in autophagy in these neurons, “rejuvenating” them and delaying aging signs., “rejuvenating” them and delaying aging signs.

New Cholesterol Guidelines

Cholesterol consumed at mealtimes does not significantly affect blood cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Instead, current data suggest that excessive amounts of salt and sugar as well as saturated fat and trans fats are more to blame than cholesterol for cardiovascular disease as well as other chronic diseases.