(TELEGRAPH) — Intelligent people take less sick leave, according to study showing a “clear” link between low intellectual ability and long-term work absence.

Cognitive ability at a young age has a ”strong impact” on whether sickness stops people from working several decades later, the researchers said.

The study involved more than 23,000 people whose cognitive behavior was measured in either 1946, 1958 or 1970.

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