[ExI] IQ and beauty

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Sat Oct 24 05:55:23 UTC 2015

On 2015-10-24 05:51, John Clark wrote:
> ​I
> nuits eat more animal fat and protein
> ​ ​
> and less fruit and vegetables than any other people in the world
> ​ and​
>  yet cardiovascular disease is
> ​ ​
> very
> ​ ​
> rare
> ​ ​for them
> and prostate cancer virtually unknown
> ​ ;​
> their diet may be bad but they've thrived on i
> ​ t​
> for centuries, but then they had to.

Actually, this has been disputed. The low cardiovascular disease claim 
seems to come from one old, small and flawed study that has been 
endlessly cited.


Still, there is no doubt populations of humans can thrive on very bad 
diets. If the alternative is starvation, one will make do.

Dr Anders Sandberg
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Oxford University

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