Posted on July 13, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

If you’re elderly, overeating increases your risk of cognitive impairment, according to a study by the Mayo Clinic.

The New York Post, in a story Thursday headlined “Cut mayo, says Mayo,” reported that if you eat more than 2,200 calories a day and you are 70 and up, you are more in danger of developing the cognitive problems that often come before Alzheimer’s.

The lead author of the study, Dr. Yonas Geda, said that cutting back on calorie intake and maintaining a healthy diet may be a relatively easy way to ward off memory loss as one ages.

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