20% of American kids are obese, that is 14,000,000 kids in the US.
Many of these fat, overweight kids are suffering from the same diseases that were once considered diseases of the elderly. They are suffering from diabetes, high blood pressure, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and many forms of cancer.
The cause can be narrowed down to refined carbohydrates, soda and sugar.
The American diet causes more deaths and diseases for children and adults than any other known factor.