One in six school-aged children is obese. Childhood obesity has immediate and long-term consequences such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, diabetes, breathing or joint problems, and poor self-esteem and depression. TriStar Children’s Hospital pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Deanna Aftab Guy discusses the risks of childhood obesity and diabetes.

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Community Health Matters airs on the second Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. Central Time, with an encore showing on the second Wednesday of the month at 1 p.m Central.