Premorbid (early life) IQ and later mortality risk: systematic review.

@article{Batty2007PremorbidL,
  title={Premorbid (early life) IQ and later mortality risk: systematic review.},
  author={G. Batty and I. Deary and L. Gottfredson},
  journal={Annals of epidemiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={
          278-88
        }
}
PURPOSE Studies of middle-aged and particularly older-aged adults found that those with higher scores on tests of IQ (cognitive function) had lower rates of later mortality. Interpretation of such findings potentially is hampered by the problem of reverse causality: such somatic diseases as diabetes or hypertension, common in older adults, can decrease cognitive function. Studies that provide extended follow-up of the health experience of individuals who had their (premorbid) IQ assessed in… Expand
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