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Study finds children conceived through IVS performed better on ITBS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 01, 2010 17:18 PM

There are many factors that can lead to intelligence, with countless studies finding multiple reasons as to why some individuals may perform better than average on tests.

A recent study from the University of Iowa found that children who were conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) performed better on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills and the Iowa Test for Educational Development (ITBS/ED), according to Sify News.

The researchers examined 423 children from Iowa who ranged in age between 8 and 17 years old who were conceived through IVF and 372 children in the same age range and gender groups.

Time Magazine reports that this could potentially calm the fears of parents who worry about IVF with their children.

"Our findings are reassuring for clinicians and patients as they suggest that being conceived through IVF does not have any detrimental effects on a child's intelligence or cognitive development," the study's lead author Bradley Van Voorhis told the news provider.