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Tragic toddler weighs nine stone (3 years old - 132 lbs)
The Sun (UK) ^ | 23 Mar 2011 | Isabel Jensen

Posted on 03/23/2011 6:40:14 AM PDT by relictele

THE desperate parents of a NINE STONE three-year-old have told how they can't make the giant toddler diet because they are scared of him.

Lu Hao, from China, is dangerously overweight, and at 9st 6lb is FIVE TIMES as heavy as other boys his age.

He is getting so big his family are frightened of him — and have given up trying to stop the youngster from gorging on huge plates of ribs and rice.

His parents claim he throws vicious tantrums if he doesn't get third or fourth helpings of dinner.


(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: childhood; china; obesity
1 stone = 14 lbs

Words fail except to wonder if he can see at all - his eyes aren't visible in any of the photos (and yes I'm allowing for the epicanthic folds of Asians).

1 posted on 03/23/2011 6:40:17 AM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele
his eyes aren't visible in any of the photos

Must rely on his sense of smell, as he seems to find his plate just fine.

2 posted on 03/23/2011 6:43:44 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: relictele

Michelin will give him a contract. That boy is gonna be rich!


3 posted on 03/23/2011 6:44:11 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: relictele
He is getting so big his family are frightened of him — and have given up trying to stop the youngster from gorging on huge plates of ribs and rice.

Lock up the food and let him tantrumize some of that weight off.
4 posted on 03/23/2011 6:44:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: relictele
His parents claim he throws vicious tantrums if he doesn't get third or fourth helpings of dinner.

Problem identified. Yet another set of parents who refuse to say no to their children.

I never got why so many parents cannot do this. It is so easy!

5 posted on 03/23/2011 6:45:24 AM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: relictele

“Get in Me Belly”!


6 posted on 03/23/2011 6:45:39 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: relictele

Ahhh... a new project for michelle...


7 posted on 03/23/2011 6:45:39 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: relictele

I know a little boy who can barely see. He is mesmerized by music. He would rather listen to music than play with his friends.

The less he sees, probably the more important his senses like taste and smell become. He probably lives for eating at this point.


8 posted on 03/23/2011 6:47:11 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: relictele

What is the food bill for this poor kid.... Oh I forgot, it’s a welfare state.


9 posted on 03/23/2011 6:50:38 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: pnh102

My parents let us eat all we wanted but my sisters and I were active. Course we didn’t have cable TV or video games back in the olden days of the 70s.


10 posted on 03/23/2011 6:51:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: relictele

Geez, if they can’t control him now, how are they ever going to control him when he’s a teenager.

It looks like yet another set of parents who have spoiled and overly-endulged a child and are shocked at the results.

Surely the father, at least, can force a 132 lb individual to comply with his expectations.


11 posted on 03/23/2011 6:52:30 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: relictele

Chances are that this child will not be very long lived.


12 posted on 03/23/2011 6:54:14 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: relictele

At least he doesn’t smoke cigarettes like that kid in Indonesia.

/sarc


13 posted on 03/23/2011 6:56:45 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: trisham

UK is a Nanny state. They will soon step in and take the kid away from the parents.


14 posted on 03/23/2011 7:06:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Immerito
Geez, if they can’t control him now, how are they ever going to control him when he’s a teenager.

He may yet have a bright future...


15 posted on 03/23/2011 7:06:52 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 790 of our national holiday from reality. - It's 3 AM, where is the 'president'?)
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To: pnh102
I never got why so many parents cannot do this

IMHO, parents today want to be their child's friend, rather than a parent.

16 posted on 03/23/2011 7:09:09 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: relictele

Leave it to either the chinese or the UK to bring us another freakish human condition.


17 posted on 03/23/2011 7:09:53 AM PDT by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Sheesh! How’d ya like to change THAT diaper?


18 posted on 03/23/2011 7:12:05 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: relictele

19 posted on 03/23/2011 7:15:53 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Georgia Girl 2; diverteach

Just to clarify...it’s a kid in China but a UK newspaper story.

US newspapers might have carried it but they ran out of space after the 145th article on Michelle Obama’s wardrobe.


20 posted on 03/23/2011 7:15:53 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Immerito

132 pounds of screaming uncontrollable 3 year old. I’m not a wuss but I’d want a taser to deal with that. I think they hope if he gets heavily enough he eventually won’t be able to move. Does he have Prader-Willi syndrome or something along those lines?


21 posted on 03/23/2011 7:20:24 AM PDT by utherdoul
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To: pnh102
Problem identified. Yet another set of parents who refuse to say no to their children.

Unless he was born with some condition that causes excessive weight, he didn't get to 9s overnight.

The enablers, aka relatives, are complicit.
22 posted on 03/23/2011 7:25:05 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: relictele

“His parents claim he throws vicious tantrums if he doesn’t get third or fourth helpings of dinner.”

I think back to what would have happen to me at any time growing up had I behaved this way.

It would have been a physical, violent, emotional, life changing event. I wouldn’t have been able to sit for a couple of days.


23 posted on 03/23/2011 7:29:02 AM PDT by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 32 lbs in 5 weeks)
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To: Grunthor
I think back to what would have happen to me at any time growing up had I behaved this way. It would have been a physical, violent, emotional, life changing event. I wouldn’t have been able to sit for a couple of days.

Heh. I heard that.

24 posted on 03/23/2011 7:35:15 AM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit.)
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To: relictele

OMG...that kid is bigger than my German Shepherd! I’d take it to the Vet and have it put down before it attacks and eats somebody.


25 posted on 03/23/2011 7:42:49 AM PDT by Towed_Jumper ("Western science will fly you to the moon. Islamic religion will fly you into buildings.")
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To: relictele
A three year old that outweighs me, a grown woman of 46, by 24 lbs-!!! My mind boggles at the mere thought.

Prader-Willi Syndrome, maybe-??

26 posted on 03/23/2011 7:48:23 AM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: Grunthor

Sarc on)

Hey, THAT’S Child Abuse! You should file a lawsuit against your folks for physical and mental abuse, how did you ever survive and grow into a successful, respectful and responsible citizen?

Sarc off)

Spare the rod and spoil the child...

These parents are INDEED ABUSING this child. The world has turned itself on its head-what is right is wrong and wrong right. Who knew the Bible would be so accurate?


27 posted on 03/23/2011 7:48:37 AM PDT by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War" (my spelling is generally korrect!))
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To: relictele

Just to add a tidbit... since China has a one child only policy, it is common for parents to spoil rotten their one (especially if it is a boy). I’ve read articles that say the young boys in China are more rude, fat, and allowed to do things and this is now an issue there. Just a thought.


28 posted on 03/23/2011 7:54:54 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: pnh102

More parents are conditioned to want to be their child’s “friend” or “buddy” than even 20 years ago. You can even hear it in the nicknames they give their children.


29 posted on 03/23/2011 9:05:11 AM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: relictele
He would be having a lot of tantrums around here, for sure.

It will be a cold day in Hell before a 3 year old intimidates me.

30 posted on 03/23/2011 9:32:05 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Disambiguator

Or He Pingping, the Chinese “smallest man in the world”—or he was, before he died at 21; 29 inches tall, maybe weighed 20 pounds, and was a heavy smoker...


31 posted on 03/23/2011 9:40:08 AM PDT by raccoonradio (..)
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To: relictele
Michelle to the rescue...


32 posted on 03/23/2011 9:51:54 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: relictele

Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down.


33 posted on 03/23/2011 11:32:06 AM PDT by Poison Pill
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To: momtothree
Just to add a tidbit... since China has a one child only policy, it is common for parents to spoil rotten their one (especially if it is a boy). I’ve read articles that say the young boys in China are more rude, fat, and allowed to do things and this is now an issue there. Just a thought.

My family and I traveled back home on Monday from Minnesota on an American Airlines flight that was maybe 30% capacity. There was a Chinese family (dad, mom, 4yr. old boy, 1 yr old girl) three rows ahead of us. The children were RUNNING around in the aisles, and I had to verbally tell the 4 year old not to pull on the emergency door handle, since his parents were not about to do it. The flight attendant at one point had to tell the mom that the 1 year old girl was not allowed to be in the emergency exit row BY HERSELF. Geeesssshhhh. Where was the Tiger Mom?

34 posted on 03/23/2011 12:08:22 PM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: StrictTime

This is very sad. I hope the family has checked to see if the child has a genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome. pwsausa.org


35 posted on 03/24/2011 6:34:30 PM PDT by jstanleylaw
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To: relictele

I’ve seen a few shows on tv about children who have some disorder where they can’t feel full. They literally crave the food - more than any normal person craves something. It is easy for all of us to say lock up the food or don’t feed him, but I think this child probably has some sort of disorder - this is horrible.


36 posted on 03/27/2011 8:22:23 AM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

Some (including FReepers) have referred to Prader-Willi syndrome. I know almost nothing about it but obviously it’s a possibility with this kind of growth.

However, I am also swayed by those who say that China’s one-child policy leads many parents to spoil a kid rotten since it’s the only one they will have.


37 posted on 03/27/2011 9:41:22 AM PDT by relictele
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To: relictele

Of course others knew the name of the syndrome - I posted too quickly before reading their comments. I do think a LOT of the weight issues with children are due to spoiling and because too many people rely on fast food these days - but I’ve seen a few documentaries on that Prader-Willi syndrome and it is heartbreaking. It is like watching a crack addict - these people literally are chaining their refrigerator at night. It would be a horrible feeling to know that your child was dealing with something so destructive to their health.


38 posted on 03/27/2011 12:20:06 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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