increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and joint pain isn’t motivating enough to right-size your food portions, you may owe it to your brain to cut back on calories. A study released this month that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting showed an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in people who consume 2,100 to 6,000 calories a day…Lead researcher Dr. Yonas Geda of the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., studied 1,233 people ages 70 to 89, 163 of whom, or 13 percent, had MCI. The participants, who lived in the same county in Minnesota, completed questionnaires about their food and drink intake. All were living independently, and researchers visited their homes.
Miami Herald by Sheah Rarback, 02/21/2012