This really has to be one of the best bits of research to date.
Wow! Is this the Unified Theory where they have managed to combine the horrors of second hand smoke with obesity and stupidity? If only they had managed to include alcohol they would have achieved the hat trick.
So what exactly have they discovered?
Well, the first startling revelation is that they "found the passive smokers had much more body fat than their equally heavy peers not exposed to cigarettes". So in other words, they took a bunch of fat kids and found that there was essentially no difference between their weights except for those exposed to second hand smoke whose fat was then the same weight as those not exposed? This would be truly amazing except that it makes no sense whatsoever? There was more of them but they were still the same?
Then we come to the startling outcome that kids exposed to second hand smoke are thickos.
She said this can translate to a poorer attention span and lower grades in the classroom and on standardised tests, adding: "We are talking about a recipe for an unhealthy child who becomes an unhealthy adult who cannot reach their full potential."
Bang go all those budding Einsteins so, and all because the parents smoked? [On second thoughts, Einstein smoked so he wasn’t a budding Einstein either!]
Dr Davis added: "Doesn't everyone want their children to be as smart and healthy as they can possibly be?"
Oh do go and fuck off. The only interest they have in children is to slot them into the headline.
Surprisingly, passive smoking did not appear to worsen breathing problems, such as snoring and short periods of not breathing while the children slept.
It also appeared unrelated, at least at this early age, to prediabetes, insulin resistance and fat around internal organs in the abdomen, especially dangerous for the development of diabetes, and ultimately heart disease and stroke.
No, it isn't surprising at all. If they had looked a bit further they would have discovered that smoke has little or no effect whatsoever on a child's health.
She noted 28 percent of the participants were already prediabetic, but the incidence was actually slightly higher in the children who were not exposed to second-hand smoke.
Woops! I take that back. Smoke protects them against prediabetes.
Dr Tingen said: "If you are breathing in second-hand smoke, it is almost as bad as if you were smoking the cigarette yourself."
Er, can we have some supporting evidence for this little piece of liquid arse dribble? It's a fucking makey uppey bit of shit and they know it, unless they are seriously retarded. Maybe their parents smoked?
Data shows half of the US population is exposed at least once daily to secondhand cigarette smoke and approximately 20 per cent of young children live with someone who smokes in the home.
So according to the research 20 epr cent of Americans are obese and stupid? For once, I can't argue with that.
They do seem to overlook one salient fact in all this research though?
It's a small point but I think it's relevant?
Can they explain how the Twentieth Century produced an enormous surge in scientific knowledge and technical advancement when virtually all the scientists involved would have been constantly exposed to cigarette smoke or even been smokers themselves? Also, I might add, obesity didn't hit the headlines then either?
Through the last century smoking was ubiquitous. It was almost possible to escape, yet some of the greatest brains survived and obesity wasn't a problem.
Why can't these people just fuck off and get a real job?
They are a waste of Oxygen.