Diet: Grilled Meat Consumption May Increase Risk of Alzheimer’s & Diabetes

ImageNew research suggests that consuming some grilled or broiled meats may increase a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. Researchers claim that heat-processed meats contain high levels of advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), which are associated with several degenerative diseases. A study performed on mice demonstrated that mice that consumed high levels of AGEs developed problems with cognitive and motor abilities as well showed signs of insulin resistance. The findings reveal the importance of not just what we eat, but also how we prepare what we eat.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, January 2014