Happy Halloween! Kids who eat candy every day grow up to be violent criminals


Quick, hide the candy jar! Feeding your child candy every day could help turn Junior into a violent criminal, according to a large study in Britain, which found that 69 percent of the participants who had committed violence by 34 had eaten sweets or chocolate nearly every day during childhood.

For four decades, researchers from Cardiff University in Wales have studied nearly 17,500 participants born in 1970. They learned that 10-year-olds who munched on sweets daily were "significantly more likely" to have been convicted of violent crime by 34 than those who enjoyed candy as an occasional treat, according to the study published in the October British Journal of Psychiatry.