The association between intelligence and lifespan is mostly genetic

@inproceedings{Arden2016TheAB,
  title={The association between intelligence and lifespan is mostly genetic},
  author={Rosalind Arden and Michelle Luciano and Ian J. Deary and Chandra A. Reynolds and Nancy L Pedersen and Brenda L. Plassman and Matt McGue and Kaare Christensen and Peter M. Visscher},
  booktitle={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Several studies in the new field of cognitive epidemiology have shown that higher intelligence predicts longer lifespan. This positive correlation might arise from socioeconomic status influencing both intelligence and health; intelligence leading to better health behaviours; and/or some shared genetic factors influencing both intelligence and… CONTINUE READING