Vegans could be increasing risk of dementia by avoiding fats which protect the brain, nutritionist warns –

Vegans and vegetarians may be putting themselves at increased risk of mental health problems and dementia because important chemicals which protect the brain are mainly found in meat, fish and eggs, a nutritionist has suggested.

Max Lugavere, author of the book Genius Foods, said it was wrong to think of animal products as unhealthy because they have such a significant impact on brain health.

Speaking at the Biohacker Summit in Helsinki, he also warned that eggs had been unfairly demonised even though they contain choline, which has been shown to lower dementia risk by nearly 30 per cent.

“Eggs have been demonised over the past 50 years by so many of our governments,” he said.

“Eggs are a genius…

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