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Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - Iuvenalis - 10-15-2010

http://www.kk.org/quantifiedself/2010/10/will-butter-make-you-smarter-i.php


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - Louis_Martin - 10-15-2010

I didn't read it, but I'm going to say yes.


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - Iuvenalis - 10-15-2010

I think Seth Roberts (UC Berkeley) was the first that I saw that looked into this phenomenon.


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - AntoniusMaximus - 10-15-2010

now is it a straight up stick of butter or can I  use the butter for other things, they weren't very specific


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - Iolanthe - 10-15-2010

I believe it.

People who use Crisco or vegetable oil instead of butter in general are not very bright. (But maybe that's a cause rather than an effect.)


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - orate - 10-15-2010

I don't know. But it sure will make you fatter!


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - miss_fluffy - 10-15-2010

Sugar makes you fat, not butter.


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - orate - 10-15-2010

(10-15-2010, 08:51 AM)miss_fluffy Wrote: Sugar makes you fat, not butter.

carbs have 4 calories per gram

fats have 9 calories per gram

Not to discount the problems that eating an overabundance of sugar will cause, but fats have more calories per gram and can also make you fatter if you eat an overabundance of them.  ;D


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - Iuvenalis - 10-15-2010

(10-15-2010, 04:54 PM)orate Wrote:
(10-15-2010, 08:51 AM)miss_fluffy Wrote: Sugar makes you fat, not butter.

carbs have 4 calories per gram

fats have 9 calories per gram

Not to discount the problems that eating an overabundance of sugar will cause, but fats have more calories per gram and can also make you fatter if you eat an overabundance of them.   ;D

Excess calories ≠ getting fat.

That is all.


Re: Will eating half a stick of butter a day make you smarter? - Iuvenalis - 10-15-2010

(10-15-2010, 01:59 AM)Iuvenalis Wrote: I think Seth Roberts (UC Berkeley) was the first that I saw that looked into this phenomenon.

Ah yes, here's that:
http://www.kk.org/quantifiedself/2010/09/seth-roberts-on-arithmetic-and.php