Study examines possible link between diet and dementia

Scientists look at association between processed meat and disease but definitive link between the two cannot be drawn, writes Tom Batchelor

Monday 22 March 2021 21:39
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Meat consumption has previously been associated with dementia risk, but this is believed to be the first large-scale study of participants to examine a link between specific meat types and amounts, and the risk of developing the disease
Meat consumption has previously been associated with dementia risk, but this is believed to be the first large-scale study of participants to examine a link between specific meat types and amounts, and the risk of developing the disease
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K researchers examining a possible link between diet and dementia have suggested eating processed meat could be associated with a higher risk of developing the disease.

However they and other scientists cautioned that the results of the study required further research and that a definitive link between processed meat and dementia cannot be drawn.

Researchers at the University of Leeds looked at data from nearly 500,000 people comparing their consumption of processed meats with the chances members of the group would go on to develop dementia.

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