World news – Processed meat linked to an increase in the risk of dementia

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Researchers have called for a closer look at the link between diet and dementia after a study found that consuming processed meat was associated with an increased risk.

The researchers found that consuming 25g Serving of processed meat per day, roughly equivalent to a slice of bacon, was linked to a 44 percent higher risk of diagnosing dementia.

Eating meat was previously linked to a risk of dementia, but researchers believe this is the first study of its kind who found a link between certain types and quantities of meat and the risk of developing the disease.

Huifeng Zhang of the University of Leeds, who led the study, said: “Globally, the prevalence of dementia is increasing and diet is increasing changeable factor could play a role

Ref: https://www.thetimes.co.uk

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