There is just something about studies that point out the obvious that drive me nuts. They seem to attract my attention which leads me to share them with you. It’s like an itch that I have to scratch. Here is another good one. In this article entitled “Parents May Hold Key to Healthy Weight in Hispanic Kids” it is postulated that parents are an important factor in their kid’s health. Luckily this information is being beamed out prior to the print edition of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association because we don’t want this type of breaking news hidden from anyone. I am not sure why they didn’t stop the study early with such earth shattering news. The article goes on to say “the findings may help improve efforts to combat the childhood obesity epidemic among Hispanic Americans, the largest and fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States, said the researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.” I’m sure the world will change and some day reference this landmark study.
Of course parents hold the key to healthy weight for kids. Parents hold the key for everything in kids! I would bet that any study EVER done on kids would show that parents are the most factor in their kids lives. It could be schooling, drugs, obesity, crime and on and on. It doesn’t matter. In fact, can someone just do that study and call it “Parents are an important factor in every part of their kids lives” to get it over with so studies like the one above don’t get published and waste our time anymore. Damn, I just spend thirty minutes of my life on this….but I feel much better now.