Friday, December 18, 2009

Santa promotes obesity and drink-driving, claims health expert - Telegraph

Dr Nathan Grills from Monash University in Australia said the idea of a fat Father Christmas gorging on brandy and mince pies as he drove his sleigh around the world delivering presents was not the best way to promote a healthy and safe lifestyle among the young.

Writing on bmj.com, Dr Grills said: "Santa only needs to affect health by 0.1 per cent to damage millions of lives."

Eat your carrots and have a glass of milk Doctor. Pass the Christmas MRE's.

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River said...

Santa is a fantasy that most children outgrow by about 5-6 years old. I don't think the brandy and mince pies thing is going to affect them, since most kids know by then that Santa is Dad, (or Uncle Bill or whoever).
Anyway, christmas here in Aus is HOT, usually, leaving out a glass of milk to sit half the night at room temperature is probably not a good idea.

jams o donnell said...

I hope the RAAF is onstandby to intercept the health hazard :)

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