Due to overeating can lose memory
According to recent studies, a daily intake of more than 2100-6000 calories a day can double the risk of memory loss or cause mild cognitive impairment in people 70 years and older.
Mild cognitive impairment is the stage between normal - age - memory loss and Alzheimer's disease. Scientists have established that the excessive consumption of food due to the risk of developing cognitive impairment (MCI) and may impair the quality of life, writes CNews.
The study involved 1,233 people between the ages of 70 and 89 years old are not suffering from dementia (acquired dementia). At the same time 163 people were MCI symptoms. Participants recorded the number of calories consumed in a special food questionnaire. All participants were divided into three groups, depending on their daily calorie intake. One third of the participants consumed between 600 and 1526 calories per day, the second third - between 1526 and 2143, the third - between 2143 and 6000 calories per day. In the end it turned out that the probability of the development of mild cognitive impairment is more than two times higher than for people who consume the highest amount of calories compared to those that consume the least amount of calories. In addition, for the middle group no significant difference, and increased risk of developing MCI was observed. The results take into account the correction for stroke, diabetes, level of education and other factors that may influence the risk of memory loss.
Thus, the conclusion of scientists is simple - if you want to save old common sense - do not abuse the food and watch the amount of calories consumed. Otherwise, the age-related memory loss can become a serious mental disorder.