Monday, October 15, 2012

It's thinking like this....

The Utner Reader reports on an article in Science News. That article says that where parents of kids felt they lived in "a dangerous neighborhood," the kids tended to be overweight. Parents who felt they lived in "a safe neighborhood" had kids closer to normal. The reason, according to the study, is that parents in "dangerous neighborhoods" kept their kids at home, where they ate a lot. The kids in safe neighboods went out to play, and therefore ate less.

Er... could it be that the kids in dangerous neighborhoods had poor diets, living off fast food and other lousy cheap food? Maybe safe parents can afford the salads and health foods that keep people thin? Naw, couldn't be that. CRIME is the criminal, not economics, right America?

You EXPECT Americans to be dumb... but SCIENCE NEWS? Come on!

A link to the actual study is: