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Calorie restriction can restore myelin on demyelinated nerves

22-Nov-2019

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Caloric restriction causes better restoration of myelin in demyelinated nerves.

Oligodendrocyte progenitor cells functioned in calorically restricted mice more efficiently.

Fasting and metformin resulted in increased myelin restoration.

May be a potential therapeutic implication in diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Offers a starting point for additional research and clinical trials.

Research by University of Cambridge, published in Cell Stem Cell.

Tested in mouse model - but it's a good starting point

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Scientific journal covering stem cell biology.