Smart People Are Genetically Predisposed to Be Healthy

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh have discovered that smart people are more likely to be healthy. The study found that those with the gene variant linked to intelligence were less likely to have genes associated with diseases—like diabetes or Alzheimer’s—and high blood pressure. And if that’s not enough, according to The Telegraph, those folks were likely taller, with larger brains.

Dr. Stuart Ritchie of Edinburgh University said that the test aimed to study “whether genes that are linked to mental abilities and educational attainment are also genes that are related to some disorders.” The team found “many overlaps.” According to The Telegraph, “genes related to being taller are also related to obtaining a college or university degree.”

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