Doctors in the United States have said that they have established a link between children with a sweet tooth and obesity.
While most children in society these days like sweets, those with an extra sweet tooth may become fat, the researchers say. Their teeth may also rot or just fall out.
The US team report in the journal Addiction that certain children are especially drawn to very sweet tastes, like chocolate, ice cream, lemonade, and candies, and that the consumption, in large quantities, of these treats could lead to 'weight complications'.
A similar study in the UK last year found that children who ate Mars Bars, Twix, Cadbury's Creme Eggs, Wispas, Aeros, Bountys, Topics (a hazlenut in every bite), Cadbury's Dairy Milk Bars, Galaxys, Maltesers, M&Ms, Skittles, Opal Fruits, Rowntree's Fruit Pastilles, Smarties, Curly Wurlys, Texans, Yorkies, Marathons (Snickers), Milky Ways, Dip Dabs, Black Jacks, Fruit Salads, Flying Saucers Drumsticks or Rolos, and who didn't brush their teeth, were likely to have to visit the dentist at least once in their lifetime. They were also likely to become circus tents.
One fat bastard who was fed on a diet of the above confectionery by her mother, is Angela Jung of Birmingham. A former supervisor at a leading worldwide telecommunications company at their Dudley site before she was sacked for compromising the safety of the building structure due to her enormous bulk, Angela would regularly make a Mars Bar Cake, into which she loaded up to 27 Mars Bars, 6 Dairy Milk bars and a 2lb bag of sugar. Toothless, and looking like Barbapapa, she said:
"I'll answer your questions, but I'll just have a couple of Mars Bars first."