Just one bowl of cereal a day may raise risk of DEMENTIA - as study links ... trends now

Just one bowl of cereal a day may raise risk of DEMENTIA - as study links ... trends now
Just one bowl of cereal a day may raise risk of DEMENTIA - as study links ... trends now

Just one bowl of cereal a day may raise risk of DEMENTIA - as study links ... trends now

Study found too little or too much thiamine is associated with cognitive decline Thiamine can be found in common cereal brands like Kellogg's and General Mills READ MORE:  Health warning over vitamin added to breakfast cereals and bread

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While enjoying your favorite cereal may bring back memories of watching morning cartoons over a bowl, indulging in your childhood breakfast may actually raise your risk of dementia.

study published in the journal General Psychiatry found a link between thiamine, which is commonly found in cereals, and cognitive decline in otherwise healthy people as they age. 

Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is found naturally in some foods, while it is added to others and sold as a supplement. It helps to turn food into energy and fuel the body's nervous system. 

Sources of the vitamin include whole grains, legumes, liver, salmon and fortified breakfast cereals. In the US, thiamine can be found in common cereal brands like Kellogg's and General Mills. 

However, research has now found a strong association between too-little and too-much consumption of thiamine and cognitive decline.

The 'sweet spot' of the amount of thiamine to consume, according to the research, is 0.68mg per day - calling into question the US government's recommended daily value of the vitamin.

Sources of thiamine include whole grains, legumes, liver, salmon and fortified breakfast cereals.

Sources of thiamine include whole grains, legumes, liver, salmon and fortified breakfast cereals.

Researchers said: 'Thiamine deficiency may lead to an insufficient supply of energy to the neurons of the brain... which may impair cognitive function... our study highlights

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