rs69 at cunixb.cc.columbia.edu (Rong Shen) writes:
: school who did not do well academically and all the graduates who had
: not received licenses for medical practice did not have the habit of
: eating breakfast. Since neurons are unable to metabolize proteins or
: other cell constituents, once the glucose concentration in the blood
: falls, the brain can not function to its full capacity.
:Yes, but the liver can release glucose into the blood stream from its
stores, and does that quite effectively.
: its former glory. But the guy who posted the article about losing
: neurons in the lab instilled a vast fear in me: I am afraid that,
: having starved myself for four semesters, I have lost so many neurons
: that the dullness of my mind has become permanent, irrevokable by any
: healthy habits.
:While regular eating habits are of advantage for full brain performance,
the risk of losing neurons because of not having breakfast seems slight.
Dag Stenberg, MD, PhD