There is just no upside to overeating, so we should all probably stop doing it.
The latest thing is that it might be making your memory worse than it already is!
Actually, it might DOUBLE your chance of developing memory problems!
Here's what's being said:
"The study involved more than 1,200 people between the ages of 70 and 89, including 163 who had signs of MCI. Participants described their diet during the preceding year in a food questionnaire.
One-third ate between 600 and 1,526 calories per day, one-third ate between 1,526 and 2,143, and one-third ate between 2,143 and 6,000 calories per day,. The results took into account other factors such as age, sex, education level, history of stroke, and depression."
MCI means mild cognitive impairment. It can lead to dementia.
“This fits into what we know about midlife risk factors for Alzheimer's disease. 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."
“More and more research has shown that anything that is good for the heart is good for the brain, and when people overeat, there are complications including risk for diabetes, stroke, and memory problems.”
Well, it turns out you can pretty much get rid of that risk. Eat healthy, and exercise regularly!
It's that easy!
Try it out, and remember where you left your keys!
[Image via AP Images.]