Dr Oz: Child Obesity
Dr Oz did a show on a controversial topic: is Child Obesity a form of Child Abuse? Are parents to blame for having obese kids or are they simply a victim of their genetics? If you knew a child was being abused, it is quite likely that you would say something or take action, right? Doctor Oz debated whether or not Child Obesity, an epidemic of our time, is child abuse or not. 1/3 of the kids in America are overweight or obese, and 80% of obese teens will eventually turn into obese adults. All around the country, Dr Oz said that Obese Children are being pulled from their homes and being placed in foster care.
Dr Oz: Obese Children
Dr Oz spoke with several Obese Children and their parents. Victoria said that she does not have a lot of friends and that she gets made fun of a lot for being overweight. One kid told her on the way home from school that “the bakery is that way fat a**.” The average 12 year old girl should weigh 117 pounds, but she weighs considerably more. Her mother, Patricia, said that she is as heavy as she is due to genetics but that it does not help that she overeats. Victoria even acknowledged that she eats when she is not hungry and she blames herself for being fat.