Source: BusinessWeek – 16/01/2013

That is the conclusion we could go that according to an article published in the journal 'Practical Neurology', which ensures that the vitamin D that contains milk increases brain activity. They endorse his desmotrando thesis that countries that consume more dairy products accumulate highest number of award-winning a Nobel.

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Research published last year in the journal of 'New England of Medicine' recorded a strong association between the consumption of chocolate of a nation and the obtaining of the Nobel Prize, speculating that the content of flavonoids in chocolate was behind the increase in brain capacity.

The authors thought that as the chocolate is often combined with milk, it could be the amount of dairy products that are consumed per capita related to success in these awards.
Thus, the Organization 2007 data were analyzed for food and agriculture in the per capita consumption of milk in 22 countries, as well as the information provided by the author of the theory of chocolate and a significant association was found.

Sweden is the country more Nobel prizes, with 33 among its 10 million inhabitants, and although some might argue that it is logical because it is home to the Organising Committee of the awards, is that it is both the country where the largest quantity of milk is consumed per head of the population, with 340 kg each year. The second, Switzerland, with 32 Awards, records an intake of 300 kg milk per year.

At the other end of the scale, China has the lowest number of Nobel Laureates in its population, as well as lower consumption of milk of the countries studied, with around 25 kg per year. According to the researchers, there is a plausible biological explanation for all this: the milk is rich in vitamin D, which can increase the power of the brain.

"So that to improve their chances of winning Nobel prizes not only must eat more chocolate, but perhaps also drink enough milk," conclude the authors, from the Department of Neurology of the Gloucester Royal Hospital, in United Kingdom, which highlight the conflicts of interest, including a tendency to drink milk with cereals and coffee and eat chocolate whenever the opportunity arises