Apparently, a big head means a bigger brain indeed!
According to the findings of a large, long-term UK Biobank study conducted in 2007, babies born with big heads are more likely to be more intelligent.
The study investigates the relationship between overall health, IQ, and genes, and was published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
Researchers found that babies with big heads were dramatically more likely to be smarter in life, evidenced by such achievements as earning a college degree or scoring higher on a verbal-numerical reasoning test.
Moreover, the study showed that babies with a head circumference of 12.5 to 14 inches were the most likely to be more intelligent. Also, researchers discovered that the better overall health is linked to higher levels of intelligence. According to the researcher Saskia Hagenaars:
“The study supports an existing theory which says that those with better overall health are likely to have higher levels of intelligence.”
Moreover, scientific studies have some good news for pet lovers too!
A recent study has shown that having a pet at home improves the health of the child, even if the mother has been exposed to its presence while pregnant.
There’s other recent research about babies—and the results are great news for pet lovers.
The germs that your cat or dog brings in the home are helpful in fact.
The analysis by the researchers from the University of Alberta which involved 746 households for 3 years showed that babies in homes in which pregnant moms and little ones were exposed to cats or dogs had increased levels of “good” gut bacteria, which prevent health conditions such as allergies and obesity.
Therefore, you can now enjoy having your furry friends at home, and share the family love with them!