Just 3 years old, Lu Hao already weighs 60 kg and is five times larger than the size of the average child his age.
When Hao was born in a Chinese hospital, he weighed only 2.5 kg, a normal size for a newborn. However, after three months, Hao began to gain weight rapidly.
“His appetite is so good that for a meal he can eat three big bowls of rice, even larger than I and his mother,” Hao’s father Lu Yuncheng told the Daily Mail.
Furthermore, Hao does not yet enjoy any kind of sport.
To increase Hao’s exercise, the family installed a basketball hoop in the yard and often takes him to a local river for a swim. Unfortunately, the exercise only makes Hao hungrier.
Unable to control the child’s appetite, Hao managed to put on 10 kg in the past year and his mother, Chen Yuan, said she can no longer pick her son up.
“We have to let him be as if we don’t feed him he will cry non-stop,” said Yuan.
“Doctors said his hormones are at a normal level. It’s hard to know why he could be so big.
“We now worry the most about his health. As if he continues to grow at this rate his heart could fail,” said Yuan.
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By Moon Ye-bin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Edited by Rob York