HealthDay (4/22, Reinberg) reports that a diet consisting “mostly of processed meats, starches and sugary snacks” may increase the “risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests.” After looking “at 209 people with dementia and 418” without dementia, investigators found that “dementia was more common among folks who ate mostly processed meats like ham and sausages, starches like potatoes, and snacks such as cookies and cakes.” Individuals “without dementia were more likely to eat a diverse diet that included fruits, vegetables, seafood and poultry,” the study indicated. The findings were published online in the journal Neurology. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)