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The Homer Effect (Obese = Less Intelligent)

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Message 1 - posted by U4409815, Oct 16, 2006

www.telegraph.co.uk/...

research has shown the fatter you get the stupidier people become.

Does this mean that people in the northeast of England and the US and UK, are less intelligent than elsewhere

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/...
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Message 2 - posted by Lizziedripping, Oct 16, 2006

Well if rearch shows it, must be right.
derrrrrrrrrrrr obese pom pom of the UK category
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Message 3 - posted by ivorpucetrumpet, Oct 16, 2006

Looking at that statement the other way round, does that mean that the thinner you are the more intelligent you are?
Does this mean that people like Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss are real brain boxes and really should be running the world instead of just thinking they do?
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Message 4 - posted by Enoch_P (4), Oct 17, 2006

Was the research sponsored by slimmerís world?

Whilst it may not be the cleverest thing in the world to do, to say it makes you dumber is a real stupid, does loosing weight increase your intelligence, not.

The links you posted showing hot spots seems to be more related to financial income, ironic that, fat people earn less money and eat less healthy food. I am not fat or a doctor but I am sure there are people who will never be thin, but rubbing their faces in the fact only shows poor intellect in my honest opinion. The best chance a fat person has to loose weight is to be comfortable with themselves and not have people that should know better picking on them and prejudging them. Never judge a book by its cover.

Now eat you suet thin boy
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Message 5 - posted by U4409815, Oct 17, 2006

Snipper, did you read the telegraph link?
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Message 6 - posted by quiteLeezaD, Oct 17, 2006

I think this is about socio-economics. Obesity in the west is associated with being in lower social classes, as is being of lower intelligence.
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Message 7 - posted by U4409815, Oct 17, 2006

LD, are you saying working class people are less intelligent than the middle class (on avergae of course)?
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Message 8 - posted by quiteLeezaD, Oct 17, 2006

Largely people of lower socioeconomic circumstances are, yes, otherwise they would use their brains to rise up from it. I thought that was straightforward logic. I'm not sure if the concepts of working or middle class are even relevant any more.
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Message 9 - posted by grum_back_seat_driver, Oct 17, 2006

Largely people of lower socioeconomic circumstances are, yes, otherwise they would use their brains to rise up from it. I thought that was straightforward logic.

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Counterintuitive reasoning, apparently.

(note to mods: this is not a link to advertise!)

www.newscientist.com...

The rest of the article goes on to say that it is hard work that creates smart or talented people, alongside good teaching.

When you consider that poorer people are less likely to be able to put in the required effort or have access to the same standard of tuition, although their intelligence scores in a variety of tests will be similar.
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Message 10 - posted by mojo, Oct 17, 2006

So did Ann Widdy become less of a nitwit when she became slimmer?
Snipper, did you read the telegraph link?

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Message 11 - posted by Confuciussays, Oct 16, 2007

Research has shown the fatter you get the stupider people become.

And why did they need to research this, suck an egg gran.

Love making burns more calories than a Five-mile run, if you want to stay thin bonk like rabbits, itís the clever thing to do.

"To prevent hangover stay drunk!"
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