The state of obesity in the world today is a concern for all governments especially those in developed countries. Despite the efforts these governments have taken, the epidemic seems to become more serious.It affects both children as well as adults. The main reason for the growth of this epidemic is a lack of proper nutrition knowledge among the people. Most of the people have limited physical exercise as children spend a lot of time playing video and internet games or watching television.
People who become obese in their childhood may not be able to overcome it and take it into adulthood. The problem is more serious among minorities who have lessaccess to quality medical care to help in treating the problem. Obesity has become more common as people adopt the conveniences of life and foods that add more health risks than benefits. Obesity was in the older days confined to adults. However, this problem is now common among kids as well. Children are consuming a lot of food and engage in very little play. The problem of excessive weight has led to other diseases such as diabetes, increased blood pressure, and increase in cardiovascular disease risks among other problems.