It may sound strange, but there appear to be many health benefits associated with cooling down your body. This news is not surprising to scientists involved in aging and Alzheimer’s disease research. They have identified a specific mechanism by which exposing the brain to cold temperatures may help stave off brain cell loss, by activating the RBM3 protein. While an experiment with brain cooling seemed successful in mice, there are obvious limitations to applying this technique to humans. The next step for researchers is to develop medications that could simulate this same effect in people and perhaps help ward off dementia symptoms.
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