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Why clever people live the longest

By Anjana Ahuja

Radical theory suggests unseen hand of genetics is behind a higher IQ and longevity

Main titles

  • High IQ and resistance to disease may go hand in hand according to new studies

  • High IQ and longer life span holds true, even when lifestyle factors and high incomes are accounted for.

  • The high IQ/longevity theory backs up the maxim, mens sana in corpore sano; a healthy mind, in a healthy body.

  • The International Journal of Epidemiology published the following reasearch article: “The association between intelligence and lifespan is mostly genetic.”

  • That cognitive ability is correlated with health is now beyond doubt.