Caloric Restriction to improve Cognitive function in Aging adults

Can reduction of calories in an aging adult help with brain function? It is proposed caloric restriction can have neuroprotective effects on the brain when employed in the aging population. First let's define caloric restriction. Caloric restriction is specifically defined as a reduction in energy intake well below the amount of calories that would be consumed ad libitum (at one's pleasure). This is specifically set as ≥10% reduction in human studies and usually 20% or higher in rodent species. It appears that 25% caloric restriction below ad libitum intake is optimal in animal studies when looking at longevity factors.(Ravussin et al., 2015). There are alternate strategies to caloric restri

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