IQ and vegetarianism

Non-conformity may be hidden driver behind relation

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39121.870139.1F (Published 15 February 2007)
Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:327.3

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  1. Kobe Millet (kobe.millet@econ.kuleuven.be),
  2. Siegfried Dewitte, assistant professor
  1. Department of Marketing and Organization Studies, KU Leuven, Naamsestraat 69, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

    The link between childhood IQ and vegetarianism in later life is perhaps not driven by a causal chain of mechanisms related to health.1 As the number of vegetarians in the population is low, vegetarianism could be considered as a type of non-conformist behaviour.

    Non-conformist behaviour may threaten the extent to which …

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