Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Smart Kids=Vegetarians?

Interesting little article over at Natural Health Magazine about a new study that says smart children are more likely to become vegetarians as adults. Researchers from the University of Southampton in England tested the IQs of 8,170 10-year olds and checked in with them 20 years later to ask about their eating habits. Those who became vegetarians had scored an average of 5 points higher on their IQ tests than their omnivore friends. Hmmm..

Also read in the same magazine that there may be a connection between women eating red meat and breast cancer. It seems that if a woman eats 2-3 servings of red meat daily (which yes, is a lot), she is twice as likely to develop breast cancer. Scary thought! Yet another reason why I should continue pursuing the vegetarian lifestyle!

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