In 2012, researchers at Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, presented the results of a study on overeating at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in New Orleans. The study was of 1,233 people between the ages of 70 and 89. The major finding of the study was that overeating increases memory loss in that age group. A comparison was made between those who ate more than 2,000 calories per day and those who ate less than 1,500 daily calories. The researchers found that the risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) was significantly higher in the higher consumption group. Those who ate more than 2,000 calories daily were almost twice as likely to have mild cognitive impairment as those who ate less than 1,500 calories per day. MCI increases the risk for dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
If you are 70 or more, know you are risking future memory loss by high consumption of calories and want to make a change, hypnotherapy can be a valuable tool to create and maintain that change. Eat less, lessen your risk of memory loss and BE WELL.