February 24th, 2012

Does Overeating Cause Memory Impairment as We Age?

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Overeating has been linked to a litany of health problems—diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke, to name a few. Memory loss, dementia and even Alzheimer's may someday be added to that list, according to the preliminary findings of a study on aging conducted by the Mayo Clinic… Scientific American spoke with Geda, an associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., and co-chair of the clinic's Neuroscience Discipline Oriented Group, about his team's efforts to identify the causes of memory loss in the elderly and what they plan to investigate in their ongoing research.

Scientific American, by Larry Greenemeier, 02/23/2012

Tags: associate professor of neurology and psychiatry, Geda, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Neurology, Neuroscience Discipline Oriented Group, overeating linked to memory loss and dementia as well as Alzheimer's, Psychology and Psychiatry, Research

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