Thursday, October 1, 2009

Candy as a kid makes you violent as an adult

Kids who eat candy or chocolate every day are more likely to turn out to be violent adults than non-daily candy eaters. The study found that 69% of those who had been convicted of violent crimes by age 34 were candy eaters as kids compared with 42% of people who had not been convicted.

The researcher said, "Our favoured explanation is that giving children sweets and chocolate regularly may stop them learning how to wait to obtain something they want. Not being able to defer gratification may push them towards more impulsive behaviour, which is strongly associated with delinquency."

I think eating that much sugar just made them dumber and more likely to be caught. 

I'm ignoring the part about chocolate. I'll assume it was all the sugar in the grade of chocolate kids eat. Ghirardelli's 60% cacao should be a peacifier, not an aggressifier.

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