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Celtkin
12-16-2006, 10:33 AM
[Source (http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23378331-details/Vegetarians+are+more+intelligent%2C+says+study/article.do)]
A study of thousands of men and women revealed that those who stick to a vegetarian diet have IQs that are around five points higher than those who regularly eat meat.

Writing in the British Medical Journal, the researchers say it isn't clear why veggies are brainier - but admit the fruit and veg-rich vegetarian diet could somehow boost brain power.

The researchers, from the University of Southampton, tracked the fortunes of more than 8,000 volunteers for 20 years.

At the age of ten, the boys and girls sat a series of tests designed to determine their IQ.

When they reached the age of 30, they were asked whether they were vegetarian and their answers compared to their childhood IQ score.

Around four and a half per cent of the adults were vegetarian - a figure that is broadly in line with that found in the general population.

However, further analysis of the results showed those who were brainiest as children were more likely to have become vegetarian as adults, shunning both meat and fish.

The typical adult veggie had a childhood IQ of around 105 - around five points higher than those who continued to eat meat as they grew up.

The vegetarians were also more likely to have gained degrees and hold down high-powered jobs.

There was no difference in IQ between strict vegetarians and those who classed themselves as veggie but still ate fish or chicken.

However, vegans - vegetarians who also avoid dairy products - scored significantly lower, averaging an IQ score of 95 at the age of 10.

finfan01
12-16-2006, 10:45 AM
Only 5 points?? it's worth it:wink:

Good find:up:

Jaydog57
12-16-2006, 10:57 AM
That could be true cause according to Homer Simpson, "You don't make friends with salad".:lol:

Noodle Arm
12-16-2006, 10:58 AM
I eat beif and am berry smahrt. This is a lode of bullsheet if you axe me.

Bobby Humphrey
12-16-2006, 11:27 AM
I eat beif and am berry smahrt. This is a lode of bullsheet if you axe me.


i am meat eater ....... and noodles .....

FinaciousOne
12-16-2006, 01:22 PM
If this is true then why do they call brain-dead people "vegetables"?

Mike13
12-16-2006, 01:25 PM
If this is true then why do the call brain-dead people "vegetables"?

ZING!

Skeet84
12-16-2006, 01:39 PM
If this is true then why do the call brain-dead people "vegetables"?


You can't argue with that kind of logic. :D

Dolfan984
12-16-2006, 03:54 PM
Alright and you probably have 5-10% less muscle mass to pick your poison. :P

Roman529
12-16-2006, 04:28 PM
Yeah most of those veggie-tarians are geeks. :lol:

Silverphin
12-16-2006, 04:48 PM
If this is true then why do the call brain-dead people "vegetables"?

http://www.finheaven.com/clear.gif

Dolfan984
12-16-2006, 04:51 PM
http://www.prankabuddy.com/files/paris-hilton-owned.jpg

:sidelol:

MNFINFAN
12-16-2006, 05:09 PM
prolly done by some wacko vegetarian trying to imprees the girls with his intellect.

DeathStar
12-16-2006, 05:23 PM
:nono:

you guys are funny.

Silverphin
12-16-2006, 05:35 PM
:nono:

you guys are funny.

Are you a vegetarian?

Dolfan5000
12-16-2006, 05:35 PM
Whatev, IQ tests are overrated. :)

miamikid92
12-16-2006, 07:30 PM
id rather be 5 points lower then be a stick

DeathStar
12-16-2006, 07:44 PM
id rather be 5 points lower then be a stick

young one, its called working out :wink:

Celtkin
12-16-2006, 08:11 PM
id rather be 5 points lower then be a stick

Isn't Ricky Williams a vegeterian. :hmmm:

Mike13
12-16-2006, 10:23 PM
Isn't Ricky Williams a vegeterian. :hmmm:

Pot is a vegetable?

Dolfan984
12-16-2006, 11:08 PM
Isn't Ricky Williams a vegeterian. :hmmm:

Look how much skinnier he is now.

dolphan117
12-16-2006, 11:10 PM
Most vegetarians are the brainy artsy type anyway though so it may have nothing to do with not eating meat.

Celtkin
12-17-2006, 10:01 AM
Look how much skinnier he is now.

True but he is hardly a 'stick' :lol: