Babies Born With Big Heads Are Likely to Be More Intelligent, Study...

Babies Born With Big Heads Are Likely to Be More Intelligent, Study Suggests

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If your baby is born with a big head, don’t freak out, celebrate instead. Because according to a research conducted by UK Biobank, children who are born with big heads will be brilliant and successful in life.

The research showed that the larger the head, the bigger the volume of the brain, the more intelligent the child is.

The charity research has been monitoring half a million young British people from their birth in order to establish a connection between their mental health, their genes, their physical health and their pathway through life.

The UK Biobank, which began in 2007, is a long-term investigation which takes into consideration the contributions of environmental exposure and genetic predispositions in the development of certain diseases.

The Nature journal Molecular Psychiatry published an article in which researchers said:The lead scientist of the research was Professor Ian Deary from Edinburgh University. Youngsters who participated in the study were asked to provide saliva, blood, urine samples, background information and details about their lifestyles. 

They were tested according to their verbal and numerical reasoning, memory, reaction time and educational realization.

According to the research, children born with big heads have more chances of getting a degree and achieving higher scores on verbal-numerical reasoning tests.

17 genes which affect brain function, physical and mental state were taken into consideration by the researchers.

The results acquired by the research were so precise that they could predict whether the baby would go to university according to their DNA.

This study relies on a previous study the same team have done before, which showed that people with better overall health are more clever. 

If you are not sure whether your baby’s head is big or small take some time to go through the data World Health Organization provides, according to which the average size of a newborn’s baby head is 35cm for girls and 36cm for boys.

Sources:
http://www.nature.com/mp/journal/v21/n6/full/mp201645a.html
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Simon Segal

Simon Segal

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