Obesity is the number one disease afflicting children in the United States. Overweight kids are more likely to develop conditions like high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes which can have life-long implications. We'll discuss what's behind this alarming trend and what parents can do to help their families be healthier. We also get an update on the Cleveland-area teenager who was placed in foster care because of his struggle with morbid obesity. Finally, how Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is working to prevent their gorillas from developing heart disease.
- Leila Atassi, Reporter, Cleveland.com
- Shirley Moore, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor of Nursing at Case Western