February 16, 2012

Can Eating Too Many Calories Cause Memory Loss in the Elderly?


A study performed by the Mayo Clinic suggests that overeating can more than double the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in the elderly. While the study is only a preliminary one, it suggests that cutting calories may be a simple way to prevent or slow memory loss as people age. Mild cognitive impairment is a decline in mental abilities, chiefly memory, that's noticeable but not severe enough to affect the performance of day to day activities.

The Atlantic, by Neil Wagner, 02/15/2012

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Tags: cutting calories, MCI, mild cognitive impairment, Neurology, Nutrition, overeating, Research, Wellness

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