Scientists have found interesting results of research on the effects of overeating on the human body.
Scientists from Europe and Canada have warned that overeating provokes accelerated aging of nerve cells in the human brain. The reason is disturbed operation of the hormonal system.
At the same time, a sharp decrease in the diet, as shown by the results of a study on mice, triggers the stress gene in the brain, which restructures the work of the entire organism.
This rearrangement is reported to help avoid the development of Alzheimer’s disease. A low-calorie diet also prolongs life, although scientists admit that they do not fully understand the mechanism of action of the gene.
Scientists from Yale School of Medicine have come to very different conclusions about the impact of a person’s eating habits on the longevity of his body cells.
They found that when a person suppresses his appetite, it inhibits the effects on the body of free radicals, molecules that cause the body to age. As soon as a person stops eating, the molecules break free and start destroying cells again.
Thus, the experts concluded, overeating can prolong youth.
By studying the parts of the brain that control hunger, scientists determined that the molecular mechanism that controls free radicals is directly related to an increase in appetite.