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April 27, 2012 • Brain Health

Brain Power – Too Many Calories May Impair Memory

In a provocative report that puts a spin on “food for thought” – scientists uncovered a significant association between over-eating and memory problems. This evaluation included more than 1,200 elderly study subjects who reported how many calories they consumed daily. Those who reported consuming the most calories (2,143 or more daily) were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (often a precursor to dementia) than those consuming the least calories (1,525 or less daily). (Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, New Orleans, La. April 2012 )
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