In 2004, Obesity was ranked as the number one health risk facing America by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and was believed to be responsible for 400,000 deaths in the USA. The CDC goes on to state that the battle of obesity is complicated even more by related illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, osteoarthritis and chronic pain. These complications become even more troubling when you apply them to children.
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