Clever children are much more likely to become alcoholics

Clever children are much more likely to become alcoholics

Scientists from Scotland on the basis of long-term studies have shown the following pattern - the children who had a child a high level of IQ, in adult life, greater use of alcohol than children with low IQ level.

During the experiment, which lasted several years, scientists from the University of Glasgow have identified and fixed the mental capacity of about 8000 boys and girls aged 10 years. Then, when the kids are grown, the researchers determined how much alcohol consumed honors.

Those adults who as a child gaining the highest number of points, have had serious problems with alcoholism, especially women. They have a propensity to alcoholism has been expressed much brighter. For example, if the IQ increased by 15 units, the risk of increased alcohol consumption among men and women is increasing in 1, 17 and 1, 38-fold, respectively. Research on the relationship of intellectual abilities and the degree of craving for alcohol will continue, because there is still not clear the cause of this phenomenon.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) this year Ukraine became the first of all the European countries in the number of adolescents aged 11 to 15 years who consume alcohol, and the number of such young people is growing, reports Zakyiv.