Why clever people live the longest

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

Why clever people live the longest
genetics and longevity

By Anjana Ahuja. Financial Times.

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.

Source: Financial Times