Man, I love bacon – I eat it about 8 times a year!
Scientists from the University of Leeds’s Nutritional Epidemiology Group used data from 500,000 people, discovering that consuming a 25g serving of processed meat a day, the equivalent to one rasher of bacon, is associated with a 44% increased risk of developing dementia.
But their findings also show eating some unprocessed red meat, such as beef, pork, or veal, could be protective, as people who consumed 50g a day were 19% less likely to develop dementia.
The researchers were exploring a potential link between consumption of meat and the development of dementia, a health condition that affects 5%-8% of over 60s worldwide.
Their results, titled “Meat consumption and risk of incident dementia: cohort study of 493888 UK Biobank participants,” are published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
RTFA. Learn something new. Switch on your little gray cells…and respond consciously, thoughtfully, to live your life a bit healthier.