A recent study suggests that higher IQ during childhood found to be associated with longevity and reduced risk for lifestyle diseases.
-A team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied the association between the intelligence scores of children aged at 11 with the cause of their death in their later years.
-The study took into account several factors (confounders) that could have influenced the results, such as age, sex, and socioeconomic status. the researchers found that higher childhood intelligence was associated with a lower risk of death until age 79.
-Findings from the study revealed that higher childhood intelligence was associated with a lower risk of death until age 79.
-As per the study, a higher test score was found to be associated with a 28% reduced risk of death from respiratory disease, a 25% reduced risk of death from coronary heart disease, and a 24% reduced risk of death from stroke.
-Findings were published in The British Medical Journal
Source: The British Medical Journal