A study by David Batty and colleagues of the MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow has found that higher IQ may lead to a longer life. The study of 4,289 former soldiers in the United States found that about 23 per cent of the survival differences in varied social groups could be explained by higher IQ levels. "Intelligence may be a marker for something else, and it is that something else, early life exposures, for example, that leads to mortality," Dr Batty said. "Environmental exposures and health-related behaviours, such as smoking, diet and physical activity, can explain some of this difference, but not all of it." The details of the study are published in European Heart Journal. Source: MedindiaRAS << Creativity Influenced by Schizophrenia Gene Bowel Cancer Risk Linked to Gene Mutation >> Recommended Reading Anti-Ageing and Benefits of Red Wine Ageing process has always been an enigma. Recent research indicates that red wine could delay the process. READ MORE Ageing and Sleep Sleep is a barometer of good health in the elderly. Sleep problems in the elderly are controlled by various external and internal factors. READ MORE Human Growth Hormone Encyclopedia section of Medindia gives a preview about Human Growth Hormone (HGH) READ MORE Anti-cancer, Anti-ageing Drugs may be Derived from Yeast Genes Genes that protect yeast DNA from free radicals may pave the way for new drugs that will be effective in treating cancer and ageing READ MORE Multitasking: Good or Bad for Your Brain? Is multitasking good when your brain frantically switches between tasks or does it slow down the brain processes causing changes in brain structure? Learn what happens to the brain when you multitask. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Color Blindness Calculator Sanatogen Drug Interaction Checker More News on: Multitasking: Good or Bad for Your Brain?