Obesity seems to have caught them young and there is a whole lot of truth in this statement.
Recently, a ten year old girl,who is the fattest kid in Britain, weighs more than 24 stone. There is no exaggeration that obesity is turning into an epidemic.
The enormity of the situation is best understood from the dismal statistics - one out of 10 children in Britain is obese even before they begin school. There has been a four fold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for obesity-related diseases in the last ten years.
Professor Mitch Blair, of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: "Being severely overweight at such a young age has clear physical health implications including a higher risk of diabetes, heart disease and joint problems. In addition, there can be serious psychological repercussions - teenage years are tough enough without the extra burden of being obese."