Objectives. Interventions for preventing cognitive dysfunction after traumatic brain injury (TBI) are limited. Given that adult hippocampal neurogenesis after brain injury contributes to cognitive recovery, and hippocampal neurogenesis is potentially affected by nutritional factors, the aim of this study was to examine whether fasting could promote hippocampal neurogenesis and thus ameliorate the cognitive defects after TBI. Methods. The present study used 8- to 10-wk-old C57 BL/6 N mice weighing 23g, half males and half females. The mice were randomly assigned to each group, with 10 to 18 mice per group. All mice were housed in an approved animal facility with a 12-h light/dark cycle. In the metabolic study (food intake, body weight, blood glucose, triacylglycerol, total cholesterol, and β-hydroxybutyric acid), 54mice (male: female = 1:1) were randomized to the ad libitum (AL) group (n = 18) and the intermittent fasting (IF) group (n = 36). In the neurogenesis study, 45...

You do not currently have access to this content.