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(Natural News) Huntington's disease is a progressive genetic condition that affects the brain and causes involuntary jerking and twitching movements, emotional problems like depression and irritability, coordination problems, and trouble learning new things or making decisions. The condition is usually diagnosed when somebody is in their 30s or 40s – though in rare instances a juvenile form can be diagnosed during childhood or adolescence – and patients generally live no longer than 20 years after diagnosis. There is no treatment or cure for Huntington's, though there are medications to manage some of the symptoms like the involuntary movements.
Now, researchers from the Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada, have discovered that fasting and restricting food intake to only six hours in a 24-hour period could potentially help slow down the pace at which the disease progresses.
The study was publishe
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