Smart kids live longer
A HIGHER IQ in childhood is linked to a longer life, research suggests.
A study found higher intelligence lowered the risk of dying by 79 from heart disease, stroke, cancers linked to smoking and respiratory diseases.
The University of Edinburgh study, published in the British Medical Journal, found there was also a lower risk of dying from injuries, digestive diseases and dementia.
The study examined data for 33,536 men and 32,229 women born in Scotland in 1936. Their intelligence was tested at 11 and they were followed for 68 years.