Eating Ultra-Processed Foods May Cause Dementia, Research
According to a study published in the American Journal of Neurology, people
who consume ultra-processed foods are at risk of dementia.
British Biobank analyzed more than 72,000 people for research, which revealed that ultra-processed. foods high in fat, sugar and salt, while low in protein and fiber, increased dementia risks.
Chinese researcher Huiping Li (Huiping Li) says that ultra-processed foods are meant to make meals quick and tasty, but they reduce their quality.
Researchers say that these foods also contain food additives or molecules produced during packaging.
heating, which have negative effects on human thinking and memory.
Not only that, but research has also revealed that dementia is exacerbated by the consumption of ultra-processed foods,
so its negative effects can be mitigated by the consumption of healthy foods.
Healthy people over the age of 55 were included in the above study. During the survey, questions were asked and analyzed regarding their eating habits. The study spanned ten years, at the end of which 518 individuals were diagnosed with dementia.
The researchers also used the study’s data to assess how much risk a person would have for dementia
if they replaced 10 percent of processed foods with less unhealthy or minimally processed foods.
resulting in a risk of up to 19 percent being recorded.
Research has also shown that replacing ultra-processed foods with unprocessed or minimally processed foods can reduce the risk of dementia.
Researcher Huping Li says it’s encouraging to know that small and modest changes in diet can make
a difference to a person’s risk of dementia.