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Memory Loss Linked to Overeating Among Elderly

by Kathy Jones on  February 13, 2012 at 9:12 PM Senior Health News   - G J E 4
Consistently overeating may lead to memory loss among the elderly according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in the United States.
 Memory Loss Linked to Overeating Among Elderly
Memory Loss Linked to Overeating Among Elderly
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More than 1,200 elderly people between ages of 70 and 89 years took part in the study. The participants were divided into three groups with the first group being given a low calorie diet of less than 1,526 calories a day; the second group followed a middle diet of 1,526 to 2,142.5 calories a day while the third group had a daily calorie intake of 2,142.5 to 6,000 calories.

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The researchers found that those who followed the high calorie diet displayed a substantial mild cognitive impairment (MCI) incidence compared to the other two groups. "We observed a dose-response pattern which simply means; the higher the amount of calories consumed each day, the higher the risk of MCI", lead researcher Dr Yonas Geda said.


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