Over the past decades adolescent obesity has quadrupled. Nearly 18 percent of children ages 6 to 11 are obese. The health implications are staggering.
Obesity has been linked to diabetes, high blood pressure, degenerative arthritis and increased risk of heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. We all know that obesity is no laughing matter. It has grown to be a national trend and is now even spreading to lesser-industrialized nations.