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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

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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.