WOMEN who enjoy butter on their bread should be careful.

Eating too much red meat, butter and other foods with high levels of saturated fats could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Researchers from Harvard University found women over 65 who ate lots of food high in saturated fats had worse memories than those who ate more mono-unsaturated fats.

But this is good news for women living in Spain as mono-unsaturated fats are found in olive oil, nuts and avocados, which form a staple part of the Mediterranean diet.

“What we found is the total amount of fat intake did not really matter but the type of fat did,” insists Dr Olivia Okereke, who led the research

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