from journal Neurology
Do certain foods eaten together put us at greater risk for dementia? The answer in the journal Neurology may be yes. A study found that people whose diets were mostly highly processed meats, starchy foods and sugary snacks were more likely to develop dementia years later. By comparison, people eating more diverse diets with fish, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, berries and nuts may lower their risk of dementia. French researchers looked at which food items were co-consumed by people. They found that processed meats, such as sausages, were the hub of food combinations of people with dementia. Combining processed meats with potatoes, alcohol and snacks like cookies and cakes seemed to be important in dementia risk.