Looks like it’s time to leave work and head to happy hour! You can tell your boss that you are knocking off early this time around because get your brain exercises in. That’s right, apparently researchers at the London School of Economics have determined the more you drink, the smarter you are…
Their subjects were 39-year-old men and women and they concluded that women with degrees were twice as likely to drink opposed to the women who didn’t go to college. They went onto say:
“The more educated women are, the more likely they are to drink alcohol on most days and to report having problems due to their drinking patterns.
The better-educated appear to be the ones who engage the most in problematic patterns of alcohol consumption.”
Research also found that women with degrees and such were 71% more likely to drink many days out of the week while men were 48% more likely to do the same.
A similar survey that is from the U.S Department Of Health And Human Services concurred with these findings back in 2013. It said:
“Among adults aged 18 or older, the rate of past month alcohol use increased with increasing
levels of education. Among adults in 2013 with less than a high school education,
36.5 percent were current drinkers. In comparison, 69.2 percent of college graduates were
Lastly, a third study correlated with all this research as well. Back in 2013 a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health said that there was an association with IQ and alcohol consumption.
They conducted the studies with 50,000 Swiss males, ages 18-22. Here’s what they concluded:
“Our data confirmed the positive link between IQ and moderate drinking. Lower IQ in non-drinkers, however, seems to be related to earlier consumption and the presence of other risk factors.”
The only problem with that study was that the subjects self-reported their data so, it’s hard to say if this was a true study or not.
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