High Calorie Diet Related to Some Memory Loss in Older People

Those who eat more than 2,143 calories on a daily basis are more than doubly at risk of a kind of memory loss known as mild cognitive impairment in contrast to those who consumed less than 1,500 calories a day.
The more calories older people ate, the higher the chance of them developing mild cognitive impairment said the leader of the study.
Excessive calorie intake is related to a higher risk of mild cognitive impairment.
MCI implies usual forgetfulness as a result of aging and early Alzheimer’s disease.
Those who have MCI have difficulties with language, memory or thinking severe enough so that other people notice and tests can pick them up.
As such problems normally do not interfere with the person’s daily activities the individual is usually not diagnosed with dementia.
Everyone who is diagnosed with MCI does not go on to develop Alzheimers .
1,233 individuals aged between 70 and 90 were studied; none had dementia, however, 163 had mild cognitive impairment.
Researchers calculated their daily dietary and calorific intake based on food questionnaires.
The researchers divided the participants into three equal groups: one that ate 600 to 1,526 calories daily; another between 1,526 calories and 2,142 calories and a third, more than 2,143.

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