We're all getting a bit thicker around the waist line and it's showing in our health. Gaining weight has been made largely into a vanity problem when really, it's a health hazard with dire effects. There are the psychological scars that come from not "fitting in" socially as an obese person but the diseases that obesity can bring on are frightening to say the least. More than one-third of U.S. adults are obese and many of them are parents.
Kids and teens are taking after their parents both genetically and in the eating habits they've learned. Old habits die hard and genes are an extra obstacle to an already difficult journey but one teen proved that hard work and determination can come a long way. His story has inspired the internet, proving anything is possible with the right help and drive to reach a goal.
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Obese Kids Have It Hard
When Jacob Miller was 15 years old, he weighed in at 707 pounds at a height of 6'5".
Throughout the entirety of his life, Jacob was abnormally large.
Doctors believed that Jacob had some sort of hormonal problem, which would be the cause for such extreme amounts of weight gain.