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Soda and candy

(article, Culinate staff)

Sure, nobody's recommending anymore that parents dose their babies with soda pop; in fact, many school districts have banned vending machines. But there's always something else to confuse parents in kiddie-health news, including the latest report that giving your kids candy might not be so bad. 

As the blog Jezebel noted, the study raises more questions than it answers:

bq. Are overweight kids simply barred from eating candy by parents who want them to diet? Does a little candy every now and then keep kids from binging? Could there be some compound in candy that's actually good for the heart? . . . Whatever the case, this week's take-home appears to be that diet soda is dangerous, but candy is healthy!

(Consumption of diet soda, apparently, is correlated to obesity. Go figure.)