Smart Kids Are More Likely to Become Drunks

(Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.)

Higher IQ scores at age 10 may be associated with alcohol-related problems in adulthood.

Public health experts from the University of Glasgow were able to obtain the childhood mental ability scores of over 8,000 men and women in their 30s, and found -- much to their surprise -- the higher IQ, the higher the likelihood of developing a drinking problem. The correlation existed even after factoring out socioeconomic status, and was stronger in women than it was in men.

The researchers declared the results were "unexpected" and feel the need for "further examination."

We suspect a lot of boozers are hoping these findings hold up, as their perceived intellects would be a great reason to party. [via asylum]

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