For a very long time obesity in children has been covered by the press. But this has made almost no difference, even in the US where it has reached epidemic proportions.
Because we all know what the causes are, we are not going to discuss them or blame people. In the later years of a child's life they can have major health dangers or even have their life threatened if they are obese or overweight now. A noticeable percentage of an entire generation is suffering physically and also in psychological areas. The teen years are difficult enough to endure, we all remember, without having to endure the brutality of their peers just because they are overweight. As an obese child, they may have to face some of the following problems. ...more