PHOTOS: Meet the world’s fattest 4-year-old, he’s from China

Lu Zhi-hao, who is 110cms tall from Shunde, Guangdong, is being taken by his concerned parents to Hong Kong to try and tackle his obesity.

Dubbed by Chinese media as China’s “no. 1 fat kid” Lu Zhi-hao, known as Xiao Hoa, has been taken to several hospitals in Guangdong to find out why he’s so fat, but doctors can only say that it is down to bad eating habits, Apple Daily reports.

If something is not done to reduce his weight, doctors predict Lu Zhi-hao’s obesity will become life-threatening by the time he turns 20.

A Hong Kong weight-loss centre has offered to help Lu Zhi-hao lose weight for free. The centre, which has not given out its name, uses non-intrusive Japanese technology to help the body break down fat.

Xiao Hao’s parents are now applying for a permit to travel to Hong Kong and hope to be here with their obese child in a couple of weeks.

“We believe there must be specialists in Hong Kong who can help us,” says Lu Zhi-hao’s father, Lu Ye-ming.

The mother and father of the child are both of normal weight, and obesity has not been a part of the family’s health history. Lu Zhi-hao slowly ate his way to fatness.

He is now on a diet, which means cutting down from his regular three bowls of rice per meal to just one bowl.

Apple Daily’s video of Xiao Hao at school shows him finishing his bowl of rice at lightning speed and begging his friends for their lunches. When they don’t cooperate, he steals a meatball from his neighbour’s bowl.

He is rewarded with a punch to the face, but the swing hardly seems to have an impact on the child’s puffy cheeks.

The WHO says more than 20 percent of the population in some Chinese cities are now obese.

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Comments (8)

  1. Such ignorance, in these comments ! There is a type of brain tumor that causes insatiable hunger, once removed the person begins to lose weight.
    An earlier report about him (July 30, 2010 ChinaFotoPress) said “The parents took him to three hospitals and one of them said he has a tumor in the head, while the other two said there is no tumour in the head.” Obviously one of these hospitals was correct, but the account did not say why the hospital did not continue.
    Could it be that the hospital detecting the tumor was not learned enough to perform the surgery and they were referred the others? Did the other hospitals not “see” it because his parents were poor and their lives did not matter? Is there no one in this world who cares enough to help this mother save her child? Apparently not.

  2. have the fat little turd put down

  3. O_B_E_S_I_T_Y indeed!

  4. dis is incredible, may b they ‘ve pumpng machine in China.

  5. Na wao dis one na xxxxxxlarge

  6. I wonder how sombody can wake up and start telling the world that, this is oldest person in the world or smallest, bigest, shortest, fatest, or richest. all is lie we have the above in nigeria and nobody cares. talk african countries

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