Are Milk Drinkers Smarter?

Are Milk Drinkers Smarter? Milk helps build healthy bone and muscles, but what about brain power? Researchers from Gloucester Royal Hospital in the UK analyzed Food and Agriculture Organisation data on milk consumption per capita for 22 countries and applied it to the number of Nobel laureates originating from each.

With a population of just 10 million, Sweden has produced 33 Nobel laureates. The country also boats a very high consumption of milk: 340 kg (nearly 12,000 ounces) per person per year. An impressive 32 Nobel laureates have come from Switzerland and that country's yearly milk consumption is 300 kg (10,582 oz.) per person. On the other hand, no Nobel laureates have come from China, where the average per person milk consumption amounts to just 25 kg (882 oz.) annually.

True Strength Moment: Dairy products like milk, casein and whey are considered 'complete' proteins because they contain all of the essential amino acids that play an important role in the maintenance and growth of tissues, including muscle. Whether threes protein sources also contribute to cognitive development isn't known for certain, but this study suggests that regular consumption probably isn't going to hold you back academically.
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