High IQ in childhood could lead to a longer life

A new study reports that children with high IQ have a greater chance of still being alive when they reach the age of 79. The connection between intelligence in children and adolescents (measured by their intellectual quotient or IQ) and longevity, is nothing new, given the numerous studies already undertaken on the subject. But in many cases, the people were only studied until middle age. A team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom sought to improve understanding of this association by going beyond the age of 40 and closely examining various causes of death. They examined the association between the results of intelligence tests taken by childr...Keep on reading: High IQ in childhood could lead to a longer life

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