November 16, 2011

Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline


Guys with low IQs may be at higher risk than brainiacs for later weight gain and added heart disease risk, a new study suggests…Dr. Stephen Kopecky, a cardiologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said that it is hard to say what came first -- lower IQ or wider waistlines. Some research has linked low IQs or lower education levels to lower socioeconomic status. "We do know that it can be expensive to eat properly, and if you are a single parent of two kids who is struggling to pay the bills, it is hard to stretch the dollar," he said.

HealthDay by Denise Mann, 11/16/11

Additional coverage: U.S. News & World Report

Tags: Cardiology, Weight

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