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June 30, 2020 - WalesOnline

Red meat link to dementia with excessive amounts of iron limiting brain function

Red meat link to dementia with excessive amounts of iron limiting brain function
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Brain scans found Alzheimer's Disease patients with large accumulation of the nutrient suffer greatest cognitive decline

Eating too much red meat and not enough fruit and veg could fuel Alzheimer's disease, it is claimed.

Brain scans found dementia patients with excessive amounts of iron suffer worse cognitive decline.

It suggest drugs that flush out the metal - called chelators - may help combat the condition.

The finding was based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of 200 people - half of whom had Alzheimer's - who were tracked for an average of 17 months.

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