Researchers conducted the analysis, which established that there is a correlation between the IQ of the person and his propensity for systematic use of alcohol. The results of a study published in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.
The analysis has been 49 thousand men from Sweden. From 1969 to 1971 they did military service. Before enrolling in the ranks of soldiers, each of them has passed the measurement of intelligence IQ. Scientists had about the amount of alcohol consumed by each person. We took into account the propensity for alcoholism by relatives.
Scientists have discovered a direct relationship. People with low IQ have consumed more alcohol than a highly intelligent person. A high IQ is often combined with a healthy lifestyle and motivation to build families and careers. Experts suggest that this information will help better understand the nature of alcoholism and to find new methods of solving this problem.