Obesity in Children is Accelerating Adult Obesity

Charles Laverty op-ed on obesity

Obesity is quickly becoming the runaway root cause of healthcare issues in America and, one of our most insidious exports.

As I mention in today's USA Herald, science shows that obesity in pre-teen children is statistically proven to increase the incidence, severity and challenge of obesity in adults.

We have a vested interest in acceptance and tolerance as a society but I argue that acceptance of obesity is not aligned with other types of efforts to promote tolerance.

Obesity is incredibly damaging to individuals and to society as a whole. We need to teach instead that obesity needs to be eradicated but to do it in ways that don't lead to bulling or other mental health issues.