Thick smokers are prime candidates for heart disease -

Research from the UK Medical Research Council (MRC) shows that IQ is a significant factor in predicting people will suffer from heart disease.

Low IQ, that is. Whatever IQ is, that is.

The MRC surveyed over 1,000 men and women in their mid 50s over a period of years and identified five prime risk factors.

They are smoking fags, low IQ, low income, high blood pressure and not getting enough exercise.

Heart disease accounts for the majority of deaths in the US, in Europe and in other highly industrialised countries.

The MRC research is published in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention - our favourite reading while we're smoking fags, eating burgers and lounging around doing nothing very much, so earning very little.

The MRC believes that public health campaigns should be aimed so that people that are not very clever get the message.

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