Study finds wearing glasses actually makes you smarter

02 June, 2018, 01:39 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • The study found that the genetic signature associated with increased cognitive function was also associated with better cardiovascular and mental health

They say glasses make people look smarter and now there is research to back it up.

In a competitive world, glasses can also prove a psychological tool in making their wearers more distinctive.

Among their findings was that those with higher levels of intelligence were more likely to need reading glasses than those with lower scores.

Davies and colleagues wanted to examine genomic regions associated with better cognitive function and discovered almost 150 genetic regions associated with how clever people are.

The study, which is the largest genetic study of cognitive function ever conducted, shows that people with higher intelligence are more likely to have poor eyesight. Around 300,000 individuals were considered and they were involved in tests related to cognitive ability and also submitted DNA samples for analysis of genome i.e., a complete set of genetic information in an organism that allows it to grow and develop.

U.S. Payrolls Rise 223,000 as Jobless Rate Matches Historic Low
But this followed a February in which the number of new jobs added to the U.S. economy had smashed expectations in February. The unemployment rate fell further to 3.8%, having fallen to 3.9% the previous month, bringing the rate to an 18-year low.

However, the researchers said there was no proof of a defined link between the two factors.

And as a news never come alone, the study has also demonstrated that these same people, with the best cognitive functions, had less risk of suffering from certain health concerns, like heart problems.

"The discovery of shared genetic effects on health outcomes and brain structure provides a foundation for exploring the mechanisms by which these differences influence thinking skills throughout a lifetime", Davies said.

On the other hand, one must bear in mind that the study found simple correlations and that intelligence is largely subjective and hard to impossible to measure truly reliable.

"We also need to study our results closely to see what they can tell us about the possibility of understanding the declines in cognitive function that happen with illness and in older age".


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