IQ may be linked to risk of heart disease by Chameleon

  Your level of intelligence may be linked to the health of your heart, according to a European study that found people with a low IQ face a greater risk of having a heart attack. The usual suspects for heart disease, high blood pressure and lack of exercise, didn't pose as much of a danger as smoking or not being the sharpest knife in the drawer. Over 1,000 men and women in Scotland took part in the study, which was backed by the Medical Research Council, over the course of 20 years.  Dr. David Batty, who was the study's lead researcher, said that people with a low IQ may be less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle, or that they may struggle with problems that affect not only their intelligence, but also their health. Upon hearing the results of the study, some health experts have said that public health messages should perhaps be dumbed down.

  덧) 안타까운 소식입니다. 지능지수가 낮은 사람의 경우 심장질환에 걸릴 확률이 더 높다는 연구결과군요. 이건 얼마전 나왔던 '애완동물로 개를 키우는 사람보다 고양이를 키우는 사람이 더 똑똑하다'라는 연구결과와 비슷한 상황인 것 같습니다. 무시해버리기엔 흥미(?)있는 연구결과이지만, 그렇다고 엄청난 사실로 받아들이기에도 탐탁치는 않은 연구결과이지요. 무튼 이런 내용들에 대해 조사해 볼 생각을 하는 사람들이 있다는 사실이 더 흥미로워집니다.


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