From a recent study there are indicators that a high calorie diet might be linked to Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Mayo clinic researched the diets of over 1200 people – 70 to 89 years old.
The people in the study were divided into three groups: low calories a day (600-1526), middle calories a day (1526-2142.5), and high calories a day (2142.5-6000). None of the participants had been diagnosed with dementia, but 163 participants were diagnosed with MCI. The level of MCI was compared between the three groups. The outcome reported that those in the high calorie group had more than double the incidence of MCI. Although the study didn’t actually determine that a high calorie diet causes MCI, it shows that calories could be a factor to further study.
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