Does Eating Beef Jerky Cause Psychiatric Symptoms?

Does Eating Beef Jerky Cause Psychiatric Symptoms?

Here's a strange bit of health news: A new study found that people with bipolar disorder who eat pepperoni, salami and other dry, cured meats might be at much higher risk of developing mania — a mental state characterized by an intensely positive mood, high energy, confusion, and disconnection from reality. Even stranger? The researchers weren't expecting to find that at all. But you don't need to ditch cured meats yet: The researchers noted that the findings showed only an association between processed meats and manic episodes — the new research didn't prove cause and effect. The new paper, published today (July 18) in the journal Molecular...

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