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Methionine and dementia

22 Sep

Methionine is an essential amino acid and some level is necessary in the diet. However, there is a growing body of evidence that high levels of dietary Methionine may have negative health consequences, including a possible increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease (pdf).

Adopting a vegan may be a reasonable strategy for reducing these risks. Here is a  pdf of a paper forcefully making this pint.

Dr. Greger weighs in on the low methionine diet:

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