|A new study suggests that guys with low IQs may be at higher risk than brainiacs for later weight gain and added heart disease risk, HealthDay News reported.
|Swedish men who had the lowest IQs at about age 18 had higher waist-to-hip ratios at age 40 than their peers who scored higher on those IQ tests.
|Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist, said one explanation might be that people who have a lower IQ may be less educated and have less of an understanding about how to eat healthy.
It's known that people with "apple-shaped" bodies, or more weight around the middle, are at higher risk for heart disease than those with "pear-shaped" bodies.'
(China.org.cn November 20, 2011)