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Eating Fewer Calories May Prevent Alzheimer's...

03/28/2008 02:43 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Eating fewer calories may help prevent the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease, researchers reported on Friday.

A study in mice suggests a lower-calorie diet can help trigger the production of a protein that protects the brain from the disease, said researchers at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City.

In the study, the mice in one group were permitted to eat as they wished, while the other group of mice was fed only 70 percent of that amount.

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