Who can knock your teeth out?

With a clout across the jaw. The Candy Man can.

Children who are given candy every day have a tendency to grow up violent, according to British research.

The finding is based on analysis of almost 17,500 participants in the 1970 British Cohort Study, which showed that 10-year-olds who ate confectionery daily were significantly more likely to have been convicted for a violent crime in their early 30s.

Researchers say that it might be because giving children what they want everyday stops them from learning to wait to get what they want and may lead to more impulsive behavior. A spokesman for the Food and Drink Federation has already ridiculed the study saying the research is utter nonsense or a very bad April Fool’s Day joke.

Some may remember the so-called Twinkie defense for Dan White who shot San Francisco councilman Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone in 1978.

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