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April 6, 2014 / JayMan

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Thanks to a persistent troll, I’ve enabled first-time comment moderation. New commenters will be required to have their very first comment approved by me. After that, you may comment freely. This means you won’t be able to leave the name box blank if you want to be able to comment without moderation. An e-mail address is NOT required.

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  1. Latias / Apr 7 2014 4:22 PM

    Off topic…

    https://jaymans.wordpress.com/2013/08/18/even-george-w-bush-has-heart-disease/ (some thoughts on that post)

    I briefly read some of your posts about cardiovascular disease and death, and you noted the IQ is the strongest predictor of health and more importantly conventional wisdom dietary and lifestyle interventions do not alter mortality rates. If so, this should predict that conscientiousness has no link between mortality rates (as conscientious individuals are more likely to implement the recommended “common sense” interventions). Of course, this supposes that IQ and conscientiousness are not linked. I remember one study showing a negative correlation between IQ and conscientiousness, but it was probably in an academic setting. Perhaps, outside of an academic environment, the correlation may be positive between them,

    http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2004-20177-003

    Asides from avoiding tobacco consumption, since you do not think behavioral interventions affect health, how can conscientiousness mediate health outcomes?

    But I am lazy. I have not done much research to even challenge your conclusions, and I took the conventional wisdom for granted: while I do believe genetics significantly affected health outcomes, I thought moderate lifestyle interventions could exert a significant modest effect.

    • JayMan / Apr 7 2014 4:26 PM

      @Latias:

      The comments don’t close at my posts. You could have just commented at the relevant one. Please do so in the future. Anyways, thanks for this info. Will continue the discussion there.

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