Drink a lot: Researchers found that nations which consume a lot of milk and milk products also tend to have more Nobel laureates among their populations
Countries that drink a lot of milk also win a lot of Nobel prizes, reveals a new study.
Researchers found nations that consume a lot of milk and milk products also tend to have a lot of Nobel laureates among their populations.
Research published last year in the New England Journal of Medicine reported a strong association between a nation’s chocolate consumption and Nobel laureate prowess, speculating that the flavonoid content of chocolate was behind the boost in brain power.
This got the letter authors thinking.
As chocolate is often combined with milk, could it be the amount of milk or milk products consumed per head that fuels Nobel Prize success?
They looked at the 2007 data from the Food and Agriculture Organisation on per capita milk consumption in 22 countries as well as the information provided by the author of the chocolate theory, and found a significant association.
Sweden has the most Nobel laureates per 10 million of its population. Although, it hosts the Nobel committee - which some might argue could introduce an element of bias - it also consumes the most milk per head of the population, getting through 340 kilos (750lb) every year.
And Switzerland, which knocks back 300 kilos (660lb) of the white stuff every year, has a Nobel haul of similar proportions.
Boasts brains: Switzerland, which consumes 660lbs of milk per head a year boasts 32 Nobel laureates
Conclusion: To improve your chances of winning Nobel prizes, the report recommended you eat more chocolate as well as drink milk
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