There's an old saying, 'you are what you eat'.  Now, a new study links overeating and memory loss in the elderly.

FOX News Radio's Chris Foster reports:

Stuffed stomachs may lead to a shrinking mind.  According to a new study from the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.  Its author suggests that cutting calories could be a simple way to prevent memory loss as we get older.  It looked at the eating habits of more than 12-hundred people between 70 and 89 years-old, finding the more calories consumed each day, the greater the risk of mild cognitive impairment; something between normal old-age related memory loss, and full-on dementia.

Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.