Effects of nutrition style on neuro-behavior

Savas H. B., Gultekin F., Doguc D. K.

Biomedical Research (India), vol.28, no.11, pp.5003-5007, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Journal Name: Biomedical Research (India)
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.5003-5007
  • Keywords: Calorie restriction, Learning, Meal frequency, Morris water mase, Neurobehaviour, Nutrition, Spatial memory
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2017, Scientific Publishers of India. All rights reserved.Objective: The effects of meal frequency and caloric restriction on spatial memory based on hippocampus in rats were examined in our study. Materials and methods: As a result of a four-weeks pilot study amount of food and meal times was determined with 9 rats. In the main study, Wistar albino, 12 weeks, male, 24 rats were divided into three groups as; Ad libitum control (AL) (n=8), two meals fed group (TM) (n=8), two meals fed and 20% calorie restriction of group (TM-CR) (n=8). All rats were kept individually in cages. According to the results of a pilot study in main study; 20 g/day; 10 g for the morning and evening meals were given to TM group, 16 g/day; for the morning and evening meals were given feed in the form of 8 grams to TM-CR group. At the end of the experiment, the hippocampus-based spatial memory training and testing was performed in the Morris Water Maze (MWM) and the experiment was terminated. Results: There was no significant difference between groups about learning speed and memory assessment by WMT (p>0.05). Conclusions: Thus, it was shown that TM and the TM-CR groups have no negative effect in terms of learning and memory. TM and the TM-CR can be presented as a healthy nutritional diet taking into metabolic benefits and no negative impact on learning.