Does Eating Low-carb Diet Prevent Brain Aging?

A new study by Stony University published in journal PNAS finds that brain aging can be prevented or even reversed by taking a low-carb diet. The researchers advise people to replace simple and processed carbs with complex alternatives. The aging linked microbiological changes are also observed in younger people than previously thought.

The researchers conducted neuroimaging scans on nearly 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 88.

They then assessed participants’ brain responses after spending a week following either a standard diet or a low-carb diet, where meals might entail meat or fish with salad or leafy greens, but no grains, rice, sugar, or starchy vegetables like squash, sweetcorn, or parsnips. Continue reading…