Researchers found that those who overeat – consume between 2,100 and 6,000 calories a day – are likely to see their risk of memory loss double.
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Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 25, 2012
The Doctors Health Press, a publisher of various natural health newsletters, books and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is lending its support to a new study that shows overeating may double the risk of memory loss.
As reported in Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/brain-function-articles/warning-this-could-double-your-risk-of-memory-loss), researchers found that those who overeat – consume between 2,100 and 6,000 calories a day – are likely to see their risk of memory loss double.
This goes for adults over the age of 70 and, along with memory disruptions, the effects could include mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI is the period between normal memory loss that comes with aging and early Alzheimer’s disease. The results of this study are set to be presented this April at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting.
According to the Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article, researchers witnessed that the more calories there were consumed each day, the higher one’s risk for MCI. This was culled from a study that involved 1,233 adults between 70 and 89 who did not have dementia. But 163 did have MCI. All reported the amount of calories they ate or drank in a food questionnaire and were divided into three equal groups based on their daily caloric consumption.
One-third of the adults consumed between 600 and 1,526 calories per day, one-third between 1,526 and 2,143, and one-third consumed between 2,143 and 6,000 calories per day. It was those in the final one-third for whom the risk of experiencing MCI and memory loss more than doubled — compared to those in the lowest one-third. This held true even after adjusting for history of stroke, diabetes and other factors that can affect risk of memory loss.
(SOURCE: "Overeating may double risk of memory loss," American Academy of Neurology, Feb. 12, 2012.)
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