High-In-Fat Diet Stops Aging
Danish researchers have discovered that the aging of brain, which manifests itself in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease can be slowed down, if you eat foods high in fat. Human cells are able to repair DNA damage that constantly occurs. The recovery process is called reparations. With age it becomes broken. Children with reparation system congenital defect called Cockayne syndrome suffer from premature aging and die at the age of 10-12.
In the new study, the researchers from the University of Copenhagen have created mice with Cockayne syndrome. They noticed a positive effect when feeding rodents with medium chain fatty acids from coconut oil. A diet high in fats slows the process associated with aging (hearing loss and weight loss).
The brain has a need for energy. It receives it from sugar or ketones. Ketones are chemical compounds that the body can use as backup power sources. Ketones are produced when the body breaks down fats. Apparently, they help brain not to get old.
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