So hungry, so sad: Calorie restriction and depression

 From Ouroboros on the latest calorie restriction findings:

Mood is intimately connected to feeding behavior, which in turn impacts mood.

Given that a fairly radical departure from normal feeding — calorie restriction (CR) — is one of the most widely discussed and promising means of extending lifespan in a wide range of organisms, it seems reasonable to ask whether CR significantly impacts psychology. (It has already been reported that CR in humans can result in behavioral changes including hoarding.)

Chandler-Laney et al. investigated the neurochemistry and behavior of rats subjected to a regimen of periodic calorie restriction, and conclude that the treatment has a deleterious effect on the animals’ mood.

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One Response to “So hungry, so sad: Calorie restriction and depression”

  1. saynotoaging Says:

    JUNK SCIENCE!!!!

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