Dr. Mark Mattson, PhD, is currently the Chief of the Laboratory of Neuroscience at the National Institute of Aging, as well as a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University. He is also known for his foremost research into neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Recently, Dr. Mattson and his colleagues have been working on several papers that analyze how fasting could help reduce the risk of developing these two diseases. His results have been significant.
Dr. Mattson's research about the positive impact of fasting on brain health only adds to a rich history of other demonstrated health benefits. Why, then, don't we hear about the importance of fasting more often?