ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Want to jump start your brain? Stop eating!

Researchers from the National Institute of Aging believe intermittent fasting may provide the brain with more energy, improved memory and learning capacity. The study involved mice that were fed every other day, and in the process of this forced fasting grew more neurons and synaptic connections, improving cognitive functions. It appears cell growth is stimulated in the brain as the byproduct of the body being in a starvation state, where it switches from glucose made in the liver to the burning of fat cells.

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