Hope I dont open a can of worms here... This week I read a interesting story in a magazine about a parent who's child is 10yrs old and being offered a Gastric Bypass.
She explains that this wasnt always the case and that a small baby was very overweight so he had to have a high caloried diet in order to gain weight. She went on to say that as he got older he would cry for food and say how hungry he was all the time. By time this child was 8yrs old he weighed more than 9st and suffered with numerous ailments. Worse by the time had reached his 10th birthday he was going to school in a wheelchair, weighing in at 13st 11lbs .
His mother also says "In 4 generations of my family we have 19 people who are clinically obese, Williams vast problems were also genetic".
This is the factor that question - Is obesity a genetic disorder? I didnt think so?
So I googled this mother to see what I could find out about her and as it turns out both this boy's parents have had weight loss surgery.
Children's development comes purely from parents and other surrounding influences - having suffering with a weight problem myself I will do everything in my power to stop my daughter becoming overweight. I didnt have overweight parents, in fact both my mother and sister suffered eating disorders so how do you explain that?
It is purely down to lifestyle choice? You choose what you eat and You choose what you feed you family. Feed your children junk - and this is all they will know.
You can read the full article here - http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/07/29/boy-who-was-14st-at-10-years-old-youngest-to-ever-have-weight-loss-operation-115875-21554743/ .
Hope I havent offended anyone with this post, I just felt that this mother was making an excuse as to why her 10yr old son resulted in something as severe as a Gastric Bypass.