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Diet and Dementia

Overeating can double the risk of memory loss in old age.

New research in the US has suggested that there is a link between a high intake of calories and the development of mild cognitive impairment which may precede dementia.  A paper is to presented in April at the American Academy of Neurology.

Dr Marie Janson of Alzheimer's Research UK commented that this is indeed an interesting subject which needs to be explored. Developing a healthy lifestyle of a balanced diet and regular exercise goes a long way to protect against a number of Long Term Conditions, including Alzheimer's Disease. These conditions are on the increase in an expanding older population and it is essential to uncover increased risk factors.