Doctors are trying to conquer the obesity epidemic by focusing on American youth.
Then there's the problem with physical exercise -- kids just aren't getting it. Thedailygreen.com explains that children on average watch 28 hours of TV per week. That's six hours per day. If you factor in hours for sleeping and school, it means that children are spending roughly a fourth of their day in front of the boob tube.
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And in case you're having a hard time believing that American kids have weight problems, just watch this video from the Maury Show.