How much meat and what type of it is good for our brain to age healthy? A recent study investigated this question. The researchers analyzed information from 493.888 participants aged 50–68 years and found that each additional 25 g/day intake of processed meat increased risk of all-cause dementia by 56%(!) and Alzheimer’s by 48%(!). In contrast, a 50-g/d of unprocessed red meat intake was linked to reduced risks of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer’s. As for vascular dementia, higher consumption of processed meat was also linked to an increased risk, however the effect was not significant.
The researchers also looked at the role of APOE ε4 gene in the relationship between meat consumption and dementia and discovered that it doesn’t influence this relationship.
To summarize, enjoy unprocessed red meat in moderation and avoid all processed types of meat and you’ll contribute to healthier you and your brain!
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