Infectious Disease and Brain Power

Did you know infectious disease may play a major role in your brain power?

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Brain Power and Infectious Disease

Scientists from the University of New Mexico analyzed IQ’s across the United States and found that exposure to infectious disease had a major effect on a person’s brain power.

It takes a lot of energy to run your brain and if you come down with a disease that energy is zapped for the disease.

Writing in Scientific American, researcher Christopher Eppig said: “Infectious disease is a factor that may rob large amounts of energy away from a developing brain. The evidence suggests that infectious disease is a primary cause of the global variation in human intelligence.”

His team also tested theories involving education, wealth and where a person lives. The findings showed the states with the highest infectious disease rates had the lowest average IQ’s.

To read more on this visit Scientific America’s in-depth report.

Another reason to do your best to stay healthy and disease free.

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