In a study released today in the Harvaard Journal of Medicine, researchers showed a conclusive link between IQ and coffee consumption. The study proved that regular consumption of coffee causes significant increases in IQ scores among adults.
Researchers stopped short of making recommendations based on these findings, but some experts are already suggesting the implementation of coffee programs in American schools starting as early as 1st grade.
Major findings from the study* are summarized below:
- Coffee has long been known to be have nootropic effects (showing improvement of human cognitive ability), but this is the first study to conclusively prove that coffee causes increased levels of intelligence.
- For every cup of coffee consumed on a daily basis, IQ scores increased by an average of 7 points with 48% of participants scoring as high as 150. (Decaf was shown to have the opposite effect, causing a drop in IQ among adults).
- In 97% of the subjects, any pre-existing sickness or other malady was cured by coffee.
- 9 out of 10 coffee drinkers were found to be “significantly more attractive” than non-coffee consumers.
*These results were from independent coffeehouses only. Results tended to reverse themselves when Starbucks coffee was substituted.
Happy April Fools’ Day! Enjoy your coffee
Mile High Buzz Denver’s Coffeehouse Blog (About this site)
Map Coffee Event Calendar Get Email Updates