Posted on July 15th, 2012 by
If you’re 70 or older and you eat more than about 2,200 calories per day — slightly more than a man needs to maintain his weight — you increase your risk of developing mild cognitive impairment, which often precedes Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study at the Mayo Clinic. And the more calories you consume, the higher your risk. How does a higher caloric intake contribute to MCI? Dr. Yonas E. Geda, lead author of the study, said he and his colleagues aren’t sure, but he said, “Cutting calories and eating foods that make up a healthy diet may be a simple way to prevent memory loss as we age.”
Additional coverage: Sioux City Journal
NY Post by Scripps Howard
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