Low-Carb Diet Causes Memory Loss

Dieters who eliminate carbohydrates from their diet may lose some extra pounds, but it could leave them fuzzy headed and forgetful, says a new study.

One week after starting a weight loss diet that severely restricted carbohydrates, participants in the Tufts University study performed significantly worse on memory tests than participants who followed a low calorie, high-carbohydrate diet.
Their study on women aged 22 to 55 showed that those on a low carbohydrate meals suffered impaired memory function after just one week, reports the Telegraph.

Psychology professor Holly Taylor, of Tufts University, Massachusetts, said that when carbohydrates were re-introduced the women's mental function returned to normal.