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Elderly People Who Consume More Calories Daily Have Twice The Risk Of Cognitive Impairment

February 13, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
A U.S. study has discovered a close correlation between the number of calories consumed by people age 70 and older and the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI): the higher the amount of caloric intake each day, the greater the risk. For the study, 1,233 people between the ages of 70 and 89 without dementia – though 163 had MCI – kept track of the calories they consumed from food and drink each day. They were divided into three groups, based on their caloric intake. Researchers found that the odds of having MCI more than doubled in the group that consumed between 2,143 and 6,000 calories a day.
Ronald C. Petersen, M.D. et al., "Caloric Intake, Aging, and Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Population-Based Study", Presentation, American Academy of Neurology (AAN) meeting, February 13, 2012, © American Academy of Neurology
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