Monday, 29 September 2014
The 3-year-old boy who weighs ELEVEN STONE
The Brazilian boy, known only as Misael, was born a healthy 6lb 6oz (2.9kg). But every month since then, he has gained 6lb - causing him to balloon in size and leaving him struggling to walk.
He now weighs 154lb, or 70kg, his parents say. Doctors believe he may be suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome, which causes a constant desire to eat. Children with the condition will eat three to six times more than others of the same age - and even then will probably still feel hungry. He also suffers from an underactive thyroid - which can cause weight gain - and his parents say medication to help treat this is not helping.