Worldwide Dementia incidence is catapulting! A health condition that affects 5%-8% of those over the 60s worldwide.
A growing body of evidence linking processed meat consumption to poor health is now found in medical journals. Long known that red meat is bad for one’s heart and that processed meats can increase the risk for cancer but now a shift to researching what other risks are there from such a diet. The Brits are the first to study this matter over several years.
An 8 years study clearly ID’ed a link between specific meat types and amounts, and the risk of developing the disease. A study of 493,888 UK Biobank participants is published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Can’t argue as to the number of participants from whom to glean data. UK Biobank, a database containing in-depth genetic and health information from half a million UK participants aged 40 to 69, investigated the associations between consuming different types of meat and the risk of developing dementia.
But their findings also show eating a small amount – 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.
There is a message for us all, the diet should be in moderation and balanced fish plant protein must also be included. Have a review of my blog on MIND diet from Jan. of this year addressing ‘BEST DIETS’.