Cutting calories may improve memory

By Heidi Ledford

Elderly people who cut calories performed better on memory tests.
Cutting calories by 30% for three months has boosted memory and reduced insulin concentrations in a group of healthy elderly people.
Previous research on the possible benefits of calorie restriction has yielded mixed results. Some studies have found no benefits. Others have found that calorie restriction protects rats and mice against age-related memory loss and some neurodegenerative diseases. In humans, cutting calories has been linked to prolonged health, but there have been no previous reports of an effect on memory.
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