"A Southampton University team found those who were vegetarian by 30 had recorded five IQ points more on average at the age of 10."
Now, I don't usually do these types of posts. Since I don't believe in putting down non-vegetarians, but I could not help sharing this article with you in spirit of celebrating those that are veggie's!!! Anyway, take it how you want! Most likely with a grain of salt.
What do these results mean? Well according to researchers and doctors there are a number of implications:
- Intelligent people are more likely to consider both animal welfare issues and the possible health benefits of a vegetarian diet (Dr Catharine Gale).
- Lifestyle variations such as intellects reading newspapers that are more likely to promote vegetarianism (BBC, UK).
- Higher empathy found in those with higher IQ score's (Daniel R. Hawes, Psychology Today).
- Fruit and veg-rich vegetarian diet could somehow boost brain power (British Medical Journal).
- That those with higher IQs are more likely to be interested in community activism, global economics and environmentalism.
This study was carried out an published in 2006 more info can be found HERE.
What ever these results may mean, they defiantly show vegetarianism in a positive light!! As Liz O'Neill puts it: "We've always known that vegetarianism is an intelligent, compassionate choice benefiting animals, people and the environment"