Shorter people less likely to have high IQs

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Shorter people are likely to be less intelligent than taller people, according to scientists.

Scientists in London and Edinburgh claim that short people are less likely to have high IQs after they identified genes that influence height and IQ.

It is the first study to analyse the relation between height and intelligence in a large sample of more than unrelated 6,800 people.

Previous studies had focused on the link between intelligence and height in family members.

“What we found was a small association between height and intelligence such that people who are taller tend to be smarter,” Riccardo Marioni of Edinburgh University’s Institute of Genetic and Molecular Medicine told the Sunday Times.

Read the full, original story: Shorter People Likely to Have Lower IQs, Claim Scientists

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