A three-year-old boy in China has tipped the scales at 10stone! This is five times more the average weight of three-year-olds in his nursey.
Xaio Hao’s excessive weight and size is probably due to a growth hormone imbalance, and his mother is desperately seeking help from doctors to slim him down.
Sadly, Xaio Hao was turned down by several nurseries because he was deemed a ‘health hazard’ to other children. But he has since found a nursery in Guangzhou, southern China, that has welcomed him with open arms.
Some skeptics think he could be a victim of China’s “Little Emperor” syndrome, where families are only 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 children’s hospital.