Fasting can significantly lower the risk of developing both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

When you take a look at caloric restriction studies, many of them show a prolonged lifespan as well as an increased ability to fight chronic disease.

Mark Mattson is the Chief of the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the National Institute on Aging and is also a professor of Neuroscience at The Johns Hopkins University.

Mattson is one of the foremost researchers in the area of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.