Calorie Cutting Memory

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email
In a St. Joseph Health Scene Report, cutting calories may help older adults with their memory.

Calories of each food item appear on a McDonalds drive-thru menu in New York, Friday July 18, 2008. Several fast food chains say they have finally begun obeying a new city rule requiring some restaurants to post calorie counts right on the menu (AP Photo/Ed Ou)

In a St. Joseph Health Scene Report, cutting calories may help older adults with their memory. Researchers found those who follow a restricted-calorie diet scored better on verbal memory tests than those who didn't. The scientists claim the findings are the first to show that calorie restriction improves memory in older people.


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