Overeating in seniors tied to memory loss
A new study tying overeating and memory loss in seniors was recently presented at the American Academy of Neurology's annual meeting.
The research suggests that older people who overeat might DOUBLE their risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI is the stage between normal age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer's.
Here's the study:
What really gets me is that they were able to find seniors between age 70 and 89 who ate between 2,143 and 6,000 calories a day! I don't know anyone that can eat 6,000 calories a day, let alone an 89-year-old!
And no, the stats weren't affected by risk factors for memory loss, stroke history, diabetes or years of education.