Feb 27th, 2007
Now I know that you can twist statistics to reflect whatever your viewpoint is. This study aims to show that smart kids have a higher propensity of becoming vegetarian than the not so smart ones. Well of course this also could be a lifestyle preference as the article states toward the end. At any rate, I think it is good to see studies like this happening now.
This study was performed by the British Medical Journal.
Intelligent children may be more likely to be vegetarian as adults, suggests a study published online by the British Medical Journal.
Recent evidence suggests that vegetarianism may be linked to lower cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of obesity and heart disease. This might help to explain why children who score higher on intelligence tests tend to have a lower risk of coronary heart disease in later life.
The study involved 8179 men and women aged 30 years whose IQ was tested at age 10 years.
Twenty years later, 366 (4.5%) of participants said they were vegetarian. Of these, 9 (2.5%) were vegan and 123 (33.6%) stated they were vegetarian but reported eating fish or chicken.
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