Fat dudes looking to have kids might want to put down the KFC and pick up the kale. Or put down the tiramisu and get on a treadmill. Or something.
Recent research has found that there is a possible link between paternal obesity and a small panel of children’s cancers.
A father in Canada officially lost custody of his kids last Wednesday, and the “big” reason was his obesity.
The unnamed 38 year old father from Ottawa lost custody of his 5 and 6 year old special needs kids for – among other factors – being 360 pounds. The Royal Ottawa Hospital’s family court ruled that the father’s weight was, according to CANOE, the “key factor,” though his past marijuana use and violent outbursts were also considered.
According to the Superior Court Justice, the father’s “weight loss regime is itself a full-time job. So is parenting two high-needs children. One will inevitably have to give ground to the other.”
About 10 years ago, a coffee house in Australia started to serve “babyccinos” for parents to give to their babies and toddlers – a cup of steamed milk, topped with froth. Zoom ahead to New York today and you’ll reportedly see babyccinos on the menus at coffee houses, or available as a custom order – but with a twist: now the toddler beverages can include shots of decaf espresso.
There’s an online backlash taking place today, Friday, January 27th from 9-10pm EST to protest a Georgia advertising campaign. Strong4Life has purchased billboard ads all over the State of Georgia, hoping to provide a “wake-up call” to Georgian parents about how many children are obese. These ads are a bit controversial and actually to do more harm to children than good.
Australian researchers posted results from a 20-year study about obesity in this month’s International Journal of Obesity (which sounded like a magazine I wanted until I realized it didn’t offer any Carl’s Jr coupons and was actually discouraging obesity). They found – shocker – that waist size during the ages of 7-15 years old had an impact on health 20 years down the line.