The latest challenging fact to be learned about the
great American obesity problem is that among children,
the number of clinically obese children has doubled in
the last two decades, according to the National
Institutes of Health (NIH).

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In fact, by 2002, NIH says
that one in five children in the US is overweight.

Obese children are also developing diseases like Type
2 Diabetes that used to only occur in adults. And
overweight kids tend to become overweight adults,
continuing to put them at greater risk for heart
disease, high blood pressure and stroke. Perhaps
potentially more devastating is that children who are
teased a lot can develop low self-esteem and
depression.

There are many households in which not
only one or more children are obese, but frequently
one or both parents are also obese. Many parents are
also at risk for Type 2 Diabetes. Even members of a
household who do not have these problems will benefit
from a low carb lifestyle because all Americans are
far too dependent on processed sugar and
carbohydrates, putting all of us at risk for obesity
and myriad other health problems. Does any of this
sound like you?