Saturday, December 16, 2006

Vegetarianism Is A Sign of Intelligence, Say Scienticians

Sorry, lamb-basters: the proof says you're not as smart as me.
British researchers have found that children's IQ predicts their likelihood of becoming vegetarians as young adults -- lowering their risk for cardiovascular disease in the process. The finding could explain the link between smarts and better health, the investigators say.

"Brighter people tend to have healthier dietary habits," concluded lead author Catharine Gale, a senior research fellow at the MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre of the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital.

Recent studies suggest that vegetarianism may be associated with lower cholesterol, reduced risk of obesity and heart disease. This might explain why children with high IQs tend to have a lower risk of heart disease in later life.

The report is published in the Dec. 15 online edition of the British Medical Journal.
Normally I'm not one to gloat, but I'd like to take this opportunity to shake my head in wonder and say how often I told you so. Go ahead and read the rest of it, if you even can. I'll wait over here nibbling my lettuce and letting my brain grow to enormous size.


Blogger charvakan said...

I won't argue. I'm sure you're right about this. I also hear that vegetarians are better jugglers.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Lapp said...

You'd better believe we're better jugglers. I can do four objects of unlike shape and size. I still can't do the apple bite trick, to my everlasting shame.

11:51 AM  

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