A protein known as REST is proving to be an agent that can protect the brain from ailments such as dementia. A study that was conducted by Harvard Medical School and Blavatnik Institute that supported findings suggesting that over-activity of the neurons in the brain can lead to a negative impact on the longevity of one’s life. Researchers have found that suppressing this activity is what potentially prevents dementia and premature death in the long-run.
- Excitation of the brain’s neural circuitry can take the form of literal excitement. It can also be induced by excessive activity and mood switches.
- Research has linked this sort of neural excitement to a shorter overall lifespan.
- By the same token, suppression of this sort of excitement is said to lead to a longer life.
“Living a healthy lifestyle could never be overstated. This would mean keeping oneself fit and healthy through proper and regular exercise. Relative to the neural activity study, engaging in regular exercises boosts the release of endorphins.”