The brain may be a key factor in longevity:

“…”There’s got to be a benefit to this big brain, because big brains are really expensive to grow and maintain, energetically expensive,” said lead researcher Nancy Barrickman, a graduate student in Duke University’s Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy.”

link: Nerds might live longer

The study does not extend to the relationship between longevity and pizza, beer and high caffeine beverages.

Catherine

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