The Framingham Study, fast food access, and BMI

In the American Journal of Epidemiology, a well-known set of authors that have published widely on the Framingham Study in the past have looked at BMI and proximity to fast food. I find it a bit of a reach to say that “contrary to much prior research, the authors did not find a consistent relation … Continue reading The Framingham Study, fast food access, and BMI

Intelligence, education and mortality It wouldn’t surprise many people to be told that poorer people are less healthy than their richer counterparts. It might surprise you to know that basic intelligence at adolescence, before adjusting for later education, produces a strong and significant trend. The higher the IQ, the lower the mortality, as if higher … Continue reading