28 Feb 07
Metabolism also play's it's part. Some kids are just naturally fat. They can exercise, diet and stay away form most foods, but they just can't loose the weight. I'd know beucase I'm on the other side, in that I can't gain weight. Bacon/biscuits for breakfast, pizza for lunch, KFC for dinner (large american portions), 6-8 cans of Coke/Fanta a day, did that for a whole month trying to get something so that I could burn it off in gym, but only put on 0.5Kg. I agree that probably 80%+ of the obesity is due to a bad diet, not enough exercise, etc, but not all of them are because of that.
28 Feb 07
Just last night I saw a boy on T.V. news who is more than three times the size he is supposed to be. I believe they said this boy is 8 years old, and it's going before the courts to have the boy taken away. You had to see how much overweight he is and being overweight myself, I'm so much more concerned about the boy, I hope they do get him help. He is so fat he's not able to fully dress himself, real pity.