Navigation Links
Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline
Date:11/15/2011

By Denise Mann
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Guys with low IQs may be at higher risk than brainiacs for later weight gain and added heart disease risk, a new study suggests.

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. 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.

Exactly how or even if IQ during late adolescence affects waist size is not clearly understood, and U.S cardiologists caution that it is too early to draw any meaningful conclusions from the new data. The findings are scheduled for presentation Tuesday at the American Heart Association annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.

Study author Dr. Jerzy Leppert, a professor at the Center for Clinical Research of Uppsala University in Sweden, said the message is clear. "Present strategies that aim to stop the obesity epidemic should change focus ... and concentrate more on the group most likely to benefit, i.e. those with low IQ," Leppert said.

Of 34,400 people who took part in a health survey that measured waist-to-hip ratio on or around their 40th or 50th birthday, about 5,400 men had also taken an IQ test when they were about 18. IQ tests are mandated in Sweden. Men who had the lowest IQs as older teens had the highest waist-to-hip ratios at age 40, the study showed. By contrast, those who scored highest on the IQ tests had the lowest waist-to-hip ratios at age 40.

Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum, a preventive cardiologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, said if the study is validated, doctors and other health educators may need to alter their approach to prevention.

"People who have a lower IQ may be less educated and have less of an understanding about how to eat healthy," she said. "We need to educate al
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Whole-Body Vibration Doesnt Build Bone After All: Study
2. Alcoholics More Likely to Die of Cancer: Study
3. High Doses of Statins Tied to Less Arterial Plaque in Study
4. Women Marathon Runners Have Less Artery Plaque: Study
5. Erectile dysfunction study shows high prevalence of peripheral neuropathy
6. No Benefit From Niacin for Heart Patients in Study
7. Study evaluates normal range systolic bp levels after ischemic stroke and risk of recurrent stroke
8. New study finds that PROMETAT, a controversial methamphetamine treatment program, is ineffective
9. Drinking Risky for Women With Family History of Breast Cancer: Study
10. Mayo Clinic study confirms smoke-free workplaces reduce heart attacks
11. Experimental Drug for Irregular Heart Rhythm Raises Death Risk: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Study Finds Link Between Low IQ, Large Waistline
(Date:4/17/2014)... chronic inflammation in non-cancerous prostate tissue may have nearly ... those with no inflammation, according to results of a ... Kimmel Cancer Center. , The link between persistent inflammation ... high-grade prostate cancer those with a Gleason score ... the most aggressive and rapidly growing prostate cancers. , ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... have identified new pain relief targets that could ... BBSRC-funded researchers at King,s College London made the ... in the periphery of the body. , Dr ... identifying mechanisms underlying pain generation and our findings ... side effects." , One potential side effect of ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... PLOS Pathogens , children who live in regions ... an immune response to infection with malaria parasites that ... fever and illness and partially control the growth of ... researchers develop future interventions that prevent or mitigate the ... approximately 200 million cases of malaria occur worldwide, resulting ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky ... loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers ... in this month,s issue of the International Journal ... associated with better health and well-being as we age, ... the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in the April issue of Immunity , Kevin ... Medical Research, says it,s time to take a fresh ... sepsis, which kills millions worldwide every year, including ... released into the bloodstream to fight an injury or ... for maintaining good health without inflammation, wounds and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 2Health News:Chronic inflammation linked to 'high-grade' prostate cancer 3Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:Study sheds light on how the immune system protects children from malaria 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2Health News:Feinstein Institute researcher publishes new perspective on sepsis 2
... and performance services, recently supported Global Medical Brigades on a medical ... ... IL (PRWeb) May 1, 2009-- AthletiCo , an Illinois-based leader ... Brigades on a medical mission trip to Honduras. Global ...
... Health care professionals in every specialty can earn additional ... lawsuits, but they must learn how to be effective ... developed by board-certified physician and medical expert allows them ... own timelines and from the comfort of their own ...
... study in the May 1 issue of the journal ... consistent bedtime routine contributes to improvements in multiple aspects ... mood. , Results indicate that the establishment of a ... behaviors for infants and toddlers. Improvements were seen in ...
... 30 Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg ... Select Committee on Autism (ASD) & Related Disorders ... important contributions of the three-year California ... which was Chaired by Steinberg and ended in ...
... 30 The former director of information technology for ... a guilty plea to intruding into her former employer,s ... Lanny A. Breuer, acting U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson and ... today.At a hearing before U.S. District Judge David Hittner, ...
... Scholarly Journals, Web of Science Can Identify Highly Valuable ... in the Face of the Current Swine Flu OutbreakPHILADELPHIA ... of Science is the world,s leading ... and 130,000 academic conferences from around the globe in ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:AthletiCo Employees Volunteer Time And Talent To Support Global Medical Brigades 2Health News:AthletiCo Employees Volunteer Time And Talent To Support Global Medical Brigades 3Health News:Home Study Course Teaches Health Care Professionals How to be Effective Experts & Defendants in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits 2Health News:Home Study Course Teaches Health Care Professionals How to be Effective Experts & Defendants in Medical Malpractice Lawsuits 3Health News:Institution of a bedtime routine improves sleep in infants and toddlers, maternal mood 2Health News:Institution of a bedtime routine improves sleep in infants and toddlers, maternal mood 3Health News:Steinberg Announces Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders 2Health News:Computer Administrator Pleads Guilty to Hacking Former Employer's Computer System 2Health News:Thomson Reuters Web of Science(R) Provides Insights Into More than a Century of Influenza Research for Today's Health Professionals 2Health News:Thomson Reuters Web of Science(R) Provides Insights Into More than a Century of Influenza Research for Today's Health Professionals 3Health News:Thomson Reuters Web of Science(R) Provides Insights Into More than a Century of Influenza Research for Today's Health Professionals 4
(Date:1/14/2014)... Jan. 14, 2014 InformEx, North America,s ... high-value chemistry, will hold the 30 th edition of ... Convention Center from January 21-24. (Logo: ... top pharmaceutical, fine chemical and specialty chemical companies will take ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Acumed,s new SLIC Screw System ... accompanying instrumentation to place and insert the screw accurately ... tissue (e.g. ligament) repair or reconstruction as it holds ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140114/MN45636 ) The ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... NineSigma , Inc., the leading innovation partner to organizations ... May 14-16, 2014 at the Global Center for Health ... This is the premier industry event for ... open innovation. Participants will learn how world-changing innovation is ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Media Advisory: InformEx 2014 Events & Speaker Lineup for 30th Edition Conference in Miami Beach 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 2Acumed introduces the Scapho-Lunate Inter Carpal (SLIC) Screw System 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 2Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 3Expect the Unexpected from Leading Global Innovators at NineSigma Leadership Summit, Sharing Winning Strategies to Advance Innovation 4
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications in ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0498665/Machine-to-Machine-M2M-Communications-in-Healthcare-2010-20.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Healthcare "The market ... EUR69 billion in 2020. We expect that ...
... YORK, May 18, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... its catalogue: Hong Kong SMBG ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0497978/Hong-Kong-SMBG-Devices-and-Strips-Market.html?utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Navigation_Systems This Market Engineering ... dynamics of blood glucose monitoring device sales and ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications in Healthcare 2010-20 2Reportlinker Adds Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications in Healthcare 2010-20 3Reportlinker Adds Hong Kong SMBG Devices and Strips Market 2Reportlinker Adds Hong Kong SMBG Devices and Strips Market 3Reportlinker Adds Hong Kong SMBG Devices and Strips Market 4Reportlinker Adds Hong Kong SMBG Devices and Strips Market 5Reportlinker Adds Hong Kong SMBG Devices and Strips Market 6
... Esteem™ External Vacuum Therapy System restores sexual ... men. Non-invasive and low cost vacuum therapy, ... desirable outcome", makes it the ideal therapy ... Therapy System causes penile rigidity that can ...
Easy to Use manual vacuum system features a pumping mechanism that can be operated with one hand....
... an advanced ophthalmic system that integrates ... allowing surgeons to independently select either ... procedures.,The key feature of this futuristic ... that measures in-line vacuum pressure, ensuring ...
... The D.O.R.C. Harmony Total TTC® is a ... and vitreoretinal surgery. Color coded function modes ... a compact design assures an easy to ... dual linear function footswitch provides the surgeon ...
Medicine Products: