Vegetarianism may be linked to IQ

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A study by the team of Dr. Catherine Gale from the University of Southampton in England suggests that children with high IQs are more likely to eat a vegetarian diet in adulthood.

The study published in the online edition of the British Medical Journal, took into account the IQ of more than eight thousand 30-year-olds, who had their intelligence index determined at 10 years.

Dr. Gale affirms that the result of this study coincides with others in which it was determined that the most intelligent people have always tended to take better care of themselves, both in the field of food and physical exercise, as well as that people who follow a vegetarian diet have better cholesterol levels, controlled blood pressure and lower risks of coronary heart disease.The following data emerged from the research: in adulthood women were more vegetarian than men, as well as people with a higher social class, better academic qualifications and higher vocations, of course, provided they had maintained their IQ.

In figures, for every 15 points of increase in intelligence indices, the probability of being a vegetarian rose by 38%. 33% of the participants in the study said they ate a flexible vegetarian diet, since they ate white meat, such as chicken and fish. Only 4% of those studied were strict vegetarians and only 2.5% did not consume any animal products, neither dairy nor eggs.

Our question is how low is the IQ in Great Britain?

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