Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 stone (140 pounds) 3 year old a danger to friends - China

  • 12 October 2010, 11:51

Ten stone tot 'a danger' to playmates

Xiao Hao /Europics
A desperate mum is begging doctors to help shrink her super size toddler - who is already tipping the scales at a massive 10 stone.
Three-year-old Xiao Hao already dwarfs his petite mum Xiao Lin and has been banned by several local nurseries in Guangzhou, southern China, as a health hazard to other youngsters.
"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," sighed his mother.
Some medics believe he may have a growth hormone disorder while 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," said Dr Lu Hong from the Guangdong childen's hospital.
"But he cannot remain like this or his heart will never stand the strain."

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