Santa Claus is your typical jolly old man. He likes a drink to take the edge off the cold, and his belly reflects years of Christmas cookies.
But a study by Monash University public health expert Dr. Nathan Grill found that Santa’s indulgences could be promoting obesity and wild ways, including speeding, roof surfing and chimney jumping.
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The study, published in the British Medical Journal, said the jolly old elf should promote a more healthy lifestyle.
The study suggests more reindeer food for Santa, like carrots and celery, and says he should wear a seat belt or a least a helmet while he’s out in his sleigh.
“I wouldn’t go as far as saying that Santa causes obesity — it’s more about raising wider issues around advertising and public health,” Grill told News Limited.