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.

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Do you think there`s a correlation between IQ and eating meat?
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.

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13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/5/07 - 2:39:37 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think there is something there - but I bet you would fine that most non-smokers also have a higher IQ. Smarter people do the smarter thing, being vegetarian is healthier just as being the non-smoker is healthier.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/5/07 - 2:40:34 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, but I bet the tree-huggers would have a different opinion.
13 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Friday 1/5/07 - 2:51:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
It sort of makes sense, but I doubt it affects your intelligence.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/24/07 - 11:51:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't eat meat...haven't for over 6 years and I still think I'm intelligent.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/25/07 - 12:07:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think there could be a link between intelligence and many different kinds of healthy lifestyle choices. Also, I think there is a link between intelligence and thinking critically about ethics, morality, etc. and not just accepting what you have been told. For some this would lead them to not eat meat. I don't think that not eating meat would make you more intelligent or that those who eat meat are unintelligent, but I think that it does seem plausible that more intelligent people are more likely to consider vegetarianism.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/25/07 - 12:08:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/5/2007 2:39:37 PM onyxnitetalo wrote:
I think there is something there - but I bet you would fine that most non-smokers also have a higher IQ. Smarter people do the smarter thing, being vegetarian is healthier just as being the non-smoker is healthier.

I agree.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Saturday 2/10/07 - 3:01:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'd like to see the actual journal this was published in Kiki, instead of a news article. Any bum opening can get a study published in a news paper, whether or not it is accepted by the scientific community is another.
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 3/22/07 - 2:19:07 AM EST (GMT-5)
My IQ is 136 and I'm not a vegetarian.
So, no.
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 3/22/07 - 3:03:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I've met some stupid vegetarians and I know some extremely smart ones.

I'm a little doubtful of the credibility of this; in my experience, intelligence just seems to vary-as it does with everyone.

13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 3/22/07 - 3:48:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Do you think there's a correlation between IQ and eating meat?" What the f*ck does this mean? Either there is, or there isn't. Clearly, this study indicated that it is. Does that mean all vegetarians are smarter than meat-eaters? No. Does your belief in it make it not so? No. Does correlation imply causality? No.

Ugh

13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Friday 6/22/07 - 12:29:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
yes, i think meat eaters are smarter
13 yrs ago, 3 mos ago - Thursday 7/5/07 - 11:55:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
i'm a very smart person, and i love meat with a passion. i say meat eaters are smarter, not just because of me, but because everyone i know that's smart eats meat.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 8/6/07 - 3:33:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
Well, in the distant past we were all vegetarians. Then when our ancestors started to eat meat and fish, they became smarter. Also, almost all predators in the animal kingdom are considered more intelligent than their prey. I think that there is clearly a correlation between meat and intelligence.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 8/6/07 - 3:34:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes, by consuming the flesh of my enemies I take in their powers.
13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 8/6/07 - 3:41:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
well the very bottom of the pile would all be sat at home eating pot noodles and stuff, it would take a slightly better class of family to even consider being a vegetarian so that might have a slight effect.

I know this post seems to hold a lot of assumptions but I'll let you think it over a bit.

13 yrs ago, 2 mos ago - Monday 8/6/07 - 3:43:17 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 8/6/2007 3:33:31 PM Cadell wrote:
Well, in the distant past we were all vegetarians. Then when our ancestors started to eat meat and fish, they became smarter. Also, almost all predators in the animal kingdom are considered more intelligent than their prey. I think that there is clearly a correlation between meat and intelligence.

A diet higher in protein probably did influence the evolution of human brain size, and meat was the best source of it. Of mammals in general, I wouldn't be surprised if their was a correlation between meat and certain cognitive abilities.

However, as this study shows, this is not necessarily the case in humans in regards to intelligence.




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