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The gratest brain fuel: Does cheese make you smarter?

The harder you study, the more cheese you eat. Fact.

Statistics from the US Department of Agriculture show that the longer a person stays in education, the more cheese they eat every year – there’s even a difference between those who do and do not graduate high school.

Those who don’t make it to graduation eat about 4.5kgs of cheese every year, whereas those who take it all the way to postgraduate level eat 5.3kgs.

So does education boost our dairy inclinations, or does cheese actually make you smarter?

The latter may be truer than you think; the amino acids you get from eating cheese act as neurotransmitters to the brain, supposedly strengthening the transmission of messages between neurons.

So there you have it. Get smart: get cheesy.

Do you think cheese makes you smarter? Send us an email at or tweet @TheStinkLondon to let us know what you think.

This entry was written by Emma Shone and published on May 6, 2014 at 12:21 pm. It’s filed under News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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