WebMD - Overeating May Raise Risk for Memory Problems

 – February 12, 2012  –– 

Overeating may double your risk of developing memory problems. Older adults who ate between 2,100 and 6,000 calories each day were twice as likely to develop memory problems. The more calories the adults took in, the higher their risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is the medical term for mild memory loss. “This fits into what we know about midlife risk factors for Alzheimer's disease,” says Sam Gandy, MD, PhD. He is the associate director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. “We know that obesity increases risk for Alzheimer's, and we know that caloric restriction decreases risk for Alzheimer's, so the overeating story fits well."
- Dr. Sam Gandy, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Learn more: http://www.webmd.com/alzheimers/news/20120210/overeating-may-raise-risk-memory-problems