Mayo Clinic

Stuff the Belly, Starve the Mind, Study Finds

Posted on 02/14/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHere’s something to think about before you hit the all-you-can-eat buffet: Mayo Clinic researchers found that overeating doubles the risk of memory loss in those age 70 and over. The study looked at 1,200 adults, ages 70 to 89, none with dementia, but 163 with mild cognitive impairment. The researchers found that those who ate more than 2,142 calories a day had nearly twice the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared to those who ate fewer than 1,526 calories …

Memory Loss More Common In Men — But It Can Improve

Posted on 01/26/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAge-related memory loss and mild cognitive impairment may be more common in men in their 70s and 80s than in women, a new Mayo Clinic study has found. That may be bad news for men, but the study also found some intriguing good news: About one-third of the participants initially diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment were able to improve their brain function back to normal at a later checkup. The researchers aren’t exactly sure why this improvement occurred, although it …

The Takeaway: Clearing Old Cells From Body Could Slow Aging; Boomers Aren’t Only Ones Worried About Retirement

Posted on 11/3/2011 by | Brooklyn, NY | Comments

Bulletin TodayIf the latest anti-aging research on mice proves applicable to humans, future seniors could find it possible to flush old cells right out of their bodies. And a new survey finds Americans of all ages worried about retirement security.