Smarter people drink alcohol more often: How often do you drink?
Drunk people may do some stupid things, but two studies are showing people who drink more are actually smarter.
This is according to data from the National Child Development Study in the U.K. and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health in the U.S. Researchers measured kids intelligence before they turned 16 and put them in one of five categories ranging from very bright to very dull.
The Americans were revisited seven years later and the Brits were followed in their 20s, 30 and 40s, reports Discovery News.In both studies the smarter children ended up drinking more alcohol later in life. They ended up drinking more often and in greater quantities when compared to the duller kids.