Monday, July 19, 2004

Research shows that being clever is good for your health

interesting, but here's the catch:

"They would be more likely to monitor their health better and so would be able to get earlier warnings about problems. People who can't get decent jobs may be very stressed; they may behave in a particular way, such as smoking more, taking drugs and eating more chips than broccoli"

so as i've suspected, the intervening factors were more of the direct cause of "good health" rather than intelligence itself. being smart helps but it has no direct bearing on one's health, so it's not really remarkable. but then again, i wish the findings were true...

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