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    OK Who here has ate a lot of candy?? I have a couple of people in mind.

    Eating Candy in Childhood Linked to Adult Crime - Yahoo! News

    By ALICE PARK Alice Park – Mon Oct 5, 12:30 am ET
    What parent hasn't used candy to pacify a cranky child or head off a brewing tantrum? When reasoning, threats and time-outs fail, a sugary treat often does the trick. But while that chocolate-covered balm may be highly effective in the short term, say British scientists, it may be setting youngsters up for problem behavior later. According to a new study, kids who eat too many treats at a young age risk becoming violent in adulthood.


    The research was led by Simon Moore, a senior lecturer in Violence and Society Research at Cardiff University in the U.K., who specializes in the study of vulnerable youngsters. Moore had been investigating the factors that lead children to commit serious crimes, when, during the course of his work, he discovered that "kids with the worst problems tend to be impulsive risk takers, and that these kids had terrible diets - breakfast was a Coke and a bag of chips," he says. (See nine kid foods to
     
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    Remember a really great study, that came up with 100% of all heroin users and sex offenders had milk as a baby.. that was profound.
     
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    Intrigued by this association, Moore turned to the British Cohort Study, a long-term survey of 17,000 people born during a one-week period in April 1970. That study included periodic evaluations of many different aspects of the growing children's lives, such as what they ate, certain health measures and socioeconomic status. Moore plumbed the data for information on kids' diet and their later behavior: at age 10, the children were asked how much candy they consumed, and at age 34, they were questioned about whether they had been convicted of a crime. Moore's analysis suggests a correlation: 69%

    I would hve to ask if a kid is eating a bag of chips for breakfast and washing it down with a coke, isn't it a possiblity that the kidds parents? For example are these lower income families tht don't have much money, education, or are neglectful. Maybe the kids are just modeling their parents.
     
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    Oh crap - that's still my breakfast. (unless there's left over pizza in the frig.)
     
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    I think this study is only finding a childhood symptom and linking it to adult crime.

    What this study seems to be really saying, is that as kids these people do whatever they want, meaning eat all the candy they want, and in adult hood the same mentality carries over, this time in crime.
     
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    MMM Pizza my favorite, good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To bad my doctor doesn't think so. :mad:
     
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    My i-phone has an app on it to track weight loss. Now I can't eat more than 2 slices of pizza in a given day or my i-phone is angry.
     
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    Exactly, that's what I got from it too. The kind of kids that have coke and oreos for breakfast probably didn't have the greatest family life.
     
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    I grew up in the depression we didn't eat anything in the morning.......:singing:
     
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    And look at what a fine upstanding citizen you became. :rolleyes: :singing:

    What do you mean "anything in the morning" you ate candy for lunch and dinner? You were probably to busy knocking off a candy store during breakfast hours. :singing:

    Oh BTW weren't there any pigeons or squirrles in Boston?
     
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    Just want to get this straight, are you saying two slice's or two pizzas ? :singing:
     
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    Damn these studies! I ate a lot of candy and watched a lot of porn in my childhood. According to these studies, that means that I'm going to become a gay criminal in my 30's. :rolleyes:
     

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