With beef and lamb consumption in decline, now it’s claimed bacon rashers may harm health

Less than an ounce of rasher could heighten threat of dementia, according to study

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With the potential adverse health effects of red meat consumption on major chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure, stroke, cancer and mortality being raised ad nauseam, news now is that even the humble rasher could also be harmful.    

A media piece reports that research carried out by the Nutritional Epidemiology Group of the University of Leeds has shown that eating one piece – just 24 grams mark you – of bacon rasher could increase the risk of dementia by 44%

The findings of the four year study are based on a sample of nearly 500,000 people living in the UK between the ages of 40 and 69, it’s stated.

Lead researcher Huifeng Zhang is quoted as saying the research “adds to the growing body of evidence linking processed meat consumption to increased risk of a range of non-transmissible diseases.”