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Gingersnap
10-01-2009, 12:39 PM
Here's the moron science:


Daily sweets 'linked to violence'

Could childhood sweet eating make you violent? Children who eat sweets and chocolate every day are more likely to be violent as adults, according to UK researchers.

The Cardiff University study involving 17,500 people is the first into effects of childhood diet on adult violence. It found 10-year-olds who ate sweets daily were significantly more likely to have a violence conviction by age 34.

Researchers suggested they had not learnt to delay gratification, but other experts said already "difficult" children might be given more sweets.

The researchers looked at data on around 17,500 people and found that 69% of the participants who were violent at the age of 34 had eaten sweets and chocolate nearly every day during childhood, compared to 42% who were non-violent.

Delinquents

This link between confectionery consumption and later aggression remained even after controlling for other factors such as parenting behaviour, the area where the child lived, not having educational qualifications after the age of 16 and whether they had access to a car when they were 34.

Targeting resources at improving children's diet may improve health and reduce aggression

The researchers put forward several explanations for the link including the idea that the confectionery makes the adult addicted to certain additives and that these may contribute towards adult aggression.

The study was reported in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8281147.stm)

hampshirebrit
10-01-2009, 07:05 PM
Yes, written in Britain. Thanks for pointing that out, Ginger, thanks a lot. :mad::D

Well, this is what y'all can expect after 12 years of socialist government.

We are expecting to get rid next April, whereas you ... :D

bijou
10-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Yes, written in Britain. Thanks for pointing that out, Ginger, thanks a lot. :mad::D

Well, this is what y'all can expect after 12 years of socialist government.

We are expecting to get rid next April, whereas you ... :D

Welsh science at its best.

BTW the elections will be in May, my local authority have just done the electoral register update and the woman who took my details said it would be next May with the locals (and I believe her :D). Labour are insolvent and can't afford two election campaigns. It can't come fast enough.

Gingersnap
10-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Oh, please - you people have all of Florida to laugh and jeer about. We mostly have the BBC and The Daily Mirror. :p

Bubba Dawg
10-02-2009, 01:05 AM
Welsh science at its best.

BTW the elections will be in May, my local authority have just done the electoral register update and the woman who took my details said it would be next May with the locals (and I believe her :D). Labour are insolvent and can't afford two election campaigns. It can't come fast enough.

If people from Wales are Welsh then why aren't people from Belgium Belch?

Europe is a mystery to me.:confused:

Still, I'd like to see the Alamo, and remember it of course.....

...wait, that's Texas, isn't it?

Nevermind.