Are taller people more intelligent?

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Does your height relate to how intelligent you are? New research says yes.

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3rd March 2014 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

Are taller people more intelligent?

Poll results (total votes: 186)

Are taller people more intelligent?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
87
Ratio:
46.77%
Answer:
No
Votes:
99
Ratio:
53.23%

Scottish researchers have made a controversial claim that the taller you are the higher your IQ is likely to be.

Scientists from Edinburgh and Aberdeen universities, along with University College London, conducted a study of 6800 people over five years for the Scottish Family Health Study by analysing DNA markers of unrelated people.

They concluded there was a 70% link between height and IQ explained by genetics and only 30% was down to environmental factors.

Do you think this just a tall tale or is there a small element of truth in the findings? Are you offended by the idea that just because you are shorter you are less intelligent than others? 

What do you think? Are taller people more intelligent? Let us know by taking our poll and leaving your comments below. 

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