The newest finding bound to stir up a lot of debate finds a link between obesity in mothers and autism in their children. The study conducted by researchers at the University of California looked at 1,000 children between the ages of two and five. Around 700 of the children either had autism or developmental delays.
The researchers found that women who were obese during pregnancy were 67% more likely to have autistic children than were women who were in the normal weight range. Obese mothers also had twice the risk of having children with other developmental delays.
The experts state that inflammation and excess blood sugar (which are linked to obesity) may be to blame as these substances could reach the baby and damage its brain. But lack of blood test data or solid information on the women's diets and habits during pregnancy makes these findings inconclusive.
If ever Iggy Azalea decides to hang up her incoherent mess rapping style, she can definitely look at becoming a model instead. Not a supermodel, but maybe just A model. Australian company Bonds decided to tap her now-known-augmented chest and weirdly shaped behind for a campaign. Check it out below: Read more
Spotify released an interesting chart based on a person's taste in music relative to their age and they concluded that their taste changes with age and there's a certain time period where they'll start listening to pop music once again after abandoning it years earlier. Read more
In some weird news of the day, a woman decided that human companionship wasn't good enough for her, so instead of having a fiance, she decided to dump him for the 16 creepy dolls she has. April Brucker told her boyfriend that he came between her puppets and that was the end of their relationship. Read more