Here’s the simple way to keep your brain young, sharp, and disease-free
In 2016, Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi won a Nobel Prize for his discovery of the mechanism of autophagy, the process the body uses to clear out and recycle old cell components. Making this discovery was phenomenal – but making it work is easy, and something you can do yourself.
Sometimes described as “cellular housekeeping”, autophagy – meaning “self-eating” in Greek – is a process that takes place in all mammalian cells and tissues.
These components include damaged proteins and organelles, considered to be “common features of neurodegenerative diseases”, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease.
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