STUDY: Babies born with big heads are likely to be more intelligent
Being born with a large head is no cause for mean comments with this new research. According to data by health resource UK Biobank, big craniums mean you’re likely to be smarter. Take that, bullies!
The scientists sort of stumbled onto this particular discovery. They were trying to understand if there was a link between genes, IQ and overall health by studying blood, urine and saliva samples, and lifestyle habits of more than 100,000 Brits.
Their results found that those born with big heads were much more likely to have a university degree and score higher on a verbal-numerical reasoning test. This was the case for babies that were born with a head circumference greater than the average of 35cm.
The study also found that those who have higher IQs also have better overall health.
We guess size does matter!