1. This is the world’s heaviest child - 10-year-old Arya Permana (423 lbs)
Arya is 10 years old, weighs 192 kg , does not fit into clothes and can no longer walk. He's being put on a crash diet in an effort to save his life. A 10-YEAR-OLD who has become the world’s fattest child is being put on a crash diet as his parents are afraid he’ll die. Arya Permana weighs 192kg and is categorised as morbidly obese. His rapid weight-gain has forced him to quit school because he can no longer physically walk.
Arya eats five meals a day, consisting of rice, fish, beef, vegetable soup and Tempeh — a traditional soy patty — which is normally enough to feed two adults. Due to his astonishing weight, his parents have been unable to find clothes that fit him, leading to Arya wearing just a sarong. But now his parents are attempting to cut his diet — for fear he might die. His mother Rokayah Somantri said: “My son is growing up at a rapid rate and I am worried for his health.
2. Boy of three who weighs 10 STONE is banned from nursery for being a 'health hazard' - World's Fattest Toddler (140 lbs)
This Chinese boy tips the scales at a massive ten stone - five times the average weight of the three-year-olds in his class. Such is the concern over his size that Xiao Hao was banned from several pre-schools because staff believed his size posed a risk to classmates. He has now found a nursery in Guangzhou, southern China, which is happy to accommodate him but his mother Xiao Lin has asked doctors to help him lose weight. 'He means no harm he is just big and likes to play. I take him swimming for exercise but it is hard finding trunks to fit him and even the rubber rings are too small,' she said.
Medical staff believe he may have ballooned to the weight of a small adult as the result of a growth hormone disorder. Others say he is a victim of China's 'Little Emperor' syndrome where the families are allowed only one child - who is then spoiled rotten by doting relatives. 'He is not just overweight but very tall as well so we may be able to treat him if it really is hormonal. 'But he cannot remain like this or his heart will never stand the strain,' said Dr Lu Hong from the Guangdong childen's hospital.
3. World's fattest toddler? 18-month-old girl baffles doctors with rapid weight gain - Aliya Saleem (53 lbs)
A morbidly obese toddler tips the scales at 3st 11lbs (53lbs) - making her one of the heaviest girls in the world for her age. In March 2015, 18-month-old Aliya Saleem weighed 2st 13lbs (41lbs) and her incredible size garnered worldwide attention. A video about Aliya and her family’s ordeal received more than 21 million views on YouTube channel Barcroft TV.
But her mother Shabnam Parveen and father Mohammad Saleem, who live in Jharkhand, in the Indian district of Ranchi, were left baffled by what was causing their daughter's insatiable appetite. Now a paediatrician at the nearby Orchid Medical Centre has formulated a number of theories about what could be behind Aliya's ever-expanding waistline. Dr Bhavya Kumar has examined Aliya and believes she could be suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome - a rare disorder characterised by learning difficulties, growth abnormalities, and obsessive eating.
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4. Obese three-year-old becomes youngest child diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
A three-year-old girl has become the youngest person in the world to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after reaching 5½ stone. The youngster from Texas, US, who has not been identified, was admitted to an obeisty clinic after suffering from extreme thirst and urination, the first signs of the disease. Both her parents were obese and an investigation into her diet revealed that she had been fed foods which were high in fat and sugar.
Type 2 diabetes, in which the body gradually loses its ability to produce insulin and tolerate high glucose levels, used to be called ‘mature onset’ diabetes because it was associated with the middle-aged and elderly, but in the past 15 years it has been seen in children.
5. Mum gives birth to whopping 16lb baby… and he’s already wearing clothes for a NINE month old - World's heaviest baby born (16 lbs)
IF YOU think your tot was heavy, spare a thought for the mum of a heavy baby that weighed a whopping 16lb – over twice the average for a newborn. Whitney Hallett from Indiana recently gave birth to baby Waylon Cole and discovered her son weighed the same size as a typical six-month-old child. Waylon was born via Caesarean section and was initially placed in intensive care due to breathing and feeding issues.
Dad Edmond Hallett, told Us Weekly: "The doctors and nurses were like, 'Oh my god'. "We ended up weighing him three times because no one could believe he actually weighed 16lbs. At first I thought maybe the scale was broken." After the couple saw the size of their newborn, they were forced to go and buy six-to-nine months clothes for their son. Edmond said: “He [now] weighs 17lbs and seven ounces. He sleeps a lot more than our other babies did, but he's healthy. "When he's awake, he's alert and smiles. He's a happy boy."
6. Boy, 11, who weighs 23 stone set ON FIRE in terrifying therapy as part of desperate bid to get him to lose weight
A young obese boy who weighs 23 stone has been set on fire in a bizarre bid to lose weight. Li Hang, 11, is said to be undergoing the traditional Chinese medicine treatment after his weight ballooned while suffering a rare condition from the age of three. The treatment includes fire cupping, fire therapy - known as 'huo liao' - and acupuncture. Photographs of the treatment show the youngster screaming in terror as a doctor lights up towels on top of his bare bulging tummy.
It is being carried out on the boy at Changchun Kangda Hospita, Changchun city, in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin. Specialising in slimming treatments, Changchun Kangda Hospital employs various Chinese medicine practices including Baguan (fire cupping), fire therapy and acupuncture to treat their patients, of which seven out of its 53 overweight patients are children.
Li, of Harbin city, weighed 6.7 stone at age four, the website reported, about 2.5 times the weight of other children that age. He suffers Prader-Willi Syndrome, a rare disorder involving obsessive eating, learning difficulties and growth abnormalities.
7. Boy, 3, weighs SIX stone as he piles on pounds because his brain keeps telling his body to eat after cancer battle
A three-year-old boy has piled on six stone because of a rare side effect of brain cancer treatment. Freddie Hunt is sofa-bound after having surgery to remove a tumour the size of his fist from his brain. His parents strictly control his diet but Freddie's brain keeps on telling his body to store more food after a cancer-beating operation saw a tumour the size of a fist reduced by a staggering 90%. The NHS refused to fund his operation due to the high risk of brain damage. Heartbroken, his parents David and Abi turned to the Phoenix Children's Hospital in Arizona, US and, with the help of surgery and proton beam therapy, most of the tumour was removed.
8. Boy, 5, who weighs 12 stone risks suffocating by his own bulk
At 12 stone, Misael Caldogno Abreu is three times the size of other children his age. His excess weight is due to a syndrome which means he is unable to stop eating. He is so heavy he often stops breathing while sleeping – leaving his terrified parents fearing that he may not wake up. Misael’s dad, Manoel Abreu, 38, said: ‘Everything is hard for him – he is a baby carrying an adult’s weight.