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Letters Intelligence and mortality

Only ignorance stops progress

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 25 May 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2765
  1. Anton Lager, PhD student1,
  2. Sven Bremberg, associate professor2,
  3. Denny Vågerö, professor1
  1. 1Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University/Karolinska Institute, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
  2. 2Department for Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institute, 171 77 Stockholm
  1. anton.lager{at}

    In their editorial Batty and colleagues discussed our work on intelligence and mortality, concluding that “efforts to reduce inequalities should continue to be broadly based, including educational opportunities and interventions initiated in early life.”1 2 We fully agree, but we wonder whether this conclusion is consistent with their reasoning, particularly …

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