Seeking Help for Childhood Obesity Q: Our preteen son is extremely overweight. I want to help him trim down and learn better habits while he’s young. Do you have any advice? Jim: Statistics regularly show that childhood obesity is a serious problem. Children who are clinically obese are at risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, vascular ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!