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Milk, chocolate and Nobel prizes: potential role of lactose intolerance and chromosome 2
  1. Tom Loney,
  2. Nico Nagelkerke
  1. Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  1. Correspondence to : Dr Tom Loney
    Institute of Public Health, College of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Arab Emirates University, PO Box 17666, Al Ain, UAE; tom.loney{at}uaeu.ac.ae

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Two recent articles have demonstrated a strong positive correlation between population-level consumption of either chocolate1 or milk2 and the incidence rate of Nobel prizes. Messerli1 proposed the positive effect of chocolate flavonoids on cognitive functioning3 as the underlying biological mechanism. Extending Messerli's1 work, Laithwaite and Fuller2 reported a significant correlation between per …

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