How Poverty Impacts Your Health

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By Molly Clifton

A new study finds poverty can cause people to suffer cognitive loss.

The findings show stresses from lack of money can lead to a cognitive decline that equals as many as 10 IQ points.

The Harvard Economist who conducted the study stresses that poor people are not less intelligent, but that they are occupied with so many concerns they don’t have time to think much about other matters.
 



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