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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