Vegetarian-ism shrinks the brain?

image This is one of the funniest articles, I’ve read in a while:

A Vegetarian Diet Shrinks the Brain
According to a new study, vegetarians and vegans are six times more likely to suffer from brain shrinkage than meat eaters.

The link was discovered after scientists at Oxford University ran memory tests, physical checks and brain scans on 107 people between the ages of 61and 87, and then retested them five years later.

Researchers speculate the loss of brain mass in vegetarians and vegans is due to a deficiency of Vitamin B12, which is found in meat, fish and eggs. This type of brain atrophy is linked to Alzheimer’s Disease and other cognitive failings.

The decision to eat meat is often attacked by veggies, but it now seems as though these kinds of affronts may just be a product of small-mindedness.


Yeah, so the article is funny but that’s not what I found most funny.  Check out the comments:

  • “this article is bullcrap. I’ve been a vegetarian for about 50 years now, and I’m still sharp. I remember everything, and nothing has changed. I’ll be 85 in December.”
  • “LIES! Old people don’t use the internet…”
  • “I believe this article is probably true. My girlfriend is vegetarian, and she is dumber than a box of rocks.”
  • “of couse she is as dumb as a box of rocks… she IS dating you after all”

Y’know, every time I find myself closing the browser and hating the Internet because some idiots on Slashdot with too much time on their hands write an overload of inanities, I stumble upon a gem like this and all of a sudden, I reobtain that ever-important attribute that gives humanity a chance at coexisting with one another:  Perspective.

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