Numbers Don't Lie

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Are obese men feebleminded ?

Men who are obese may have less brainpower than their trim counterparts, according the research done at University of Boston. The study found that men with a BMI of 30 or more scored on average 23% lower marks in tests of mental acuity. However, the study didn't make it clear whether the obesity is causing the lower IQ, or vice versa. Also, no similar link could be detected for obese women.

Obesity is already known to significantly increase the risk of strokes, cancer and heart disease. Recently, the same researcher has found a positive link between high cholesterol and IQ.



Blogger Sicilian said...

Well love that. . . my high cholesteral has one positive benefit. "Brain Power" I will have to inform all the rest of my high cholesteral family of such good news.

11:03 PM

Blogger Philip said...

as if it weren't bad enough being fat, some researchers come along and make them out to be stupid as well.

11:58 PM

Blogger Mike said...

This is true only if you beleive that BMI is acurate, which I don't. BMI is so generic that it only works for the exact average person who doesn't exist.

1:10 AM

Blogger astigmatistic said...

What a sad, sad study. :/

1:18 PM


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