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The study, in BMJ, found no association of lower intelligence with cancers not related to smoking or with suicide, but there was a strong association with death by accidental injury.
The reasons for the link are far from clear. “We don’t know yet why intelligence from childhood and longevity are related, and we are keeping an open mind,” said the senior author, Ian J. Deary, a professor of differential psychology at the University of Edinburgh. “Lifestyles, education, deprivation and genetics may all play a part.”
After controlling for many health, socioeconomic and behavioral characteristics, they found that lower scores on the childhood intelligence test were associated with death from heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, lung cancer and stomach cancer. All of these diseases are highly associated with smoking, and smoking did partially explain the association with mortality. But even after controlling for smoking, the link to lower scores on the intelligence test did not disappear.
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