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Study Shows People That Drink Are Eight-Tenths Smarter Than Your Standard Deviation

October 30, 2012

The next time you’re inclined to enjoy an extra glass of wine, consider that it may be a reflection of your intelligence.That is one of the findings from data from the National Child Development Study in the United Kingdom and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in the United States.

Childhood intelligence, measured before the age of 16, was categorized in five cognitive classes, ranging from “very dull,” “dull,” “normal,” “bright” and “very bright.”

More intelligent children in both studies grew up to drink alcohol more frequently and in greater quantities than less intelligent children. In the Brits’ case, “very bright” children grew up to consume nearly eight-tenths of a standard deviation more alcohol than their “very dull” cohorts.

Study indicates drinkers eight-tenths smarter than your standard deviation. And better looking too…Ask the Hoff.

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