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Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life | ScienceDaily

Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life | ScienceDaily

Higher intelligence (IQ) in childhood is associated with a lower lifetime risk of major causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, smoking related cancers, respiratory disease and dementia, finds a study published by The BMJ today.

It is the largest study to date reporting causes of death in men and women across the life course, and the findings suggest that lifestyle, especially tobacco smoking, is an important component in the effect of intelligence on differences in mortality.

Previous studies have shown that, on average, individuals with higher IQs tend to live a little longer than those with lower IQs…

Source: Higher IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life — ScienceDaily