Good news for women taking the birth control pill – it may be making you smarter, London’s Daily Telegraph reported.

A study found that those taking the contraceptive pill increased the size of some parts of their brain by three percent – and this led to an improvement in brain function.

Scientists took MRI images of men, women who take the pill and women who don’t take the pill. The women who do not take the pill were scanned more than once so the scientists could account for hormonal changes in the course of a month.

The scientists found the women who do take the pill have larger areas in their brain than those who do not take the pill, and those areas were linked to memory and conversation skills.

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