1World's Fattest Toddler (140 lbs)
Doctors think he may have ballooned to the weight of a small adult as the result of a growth hormone disorder. Others say he is a victim of China's "Little Emperor" syndrome—families there are allowed only one child, who is then spoiled rotten by doting relatives.
He eventually found a nursery in Guangzhou, southern China, which was happy to accommodate him, but his mother Xiao Lin has asked doctors to help him lose weight. (Source)
210-year-old Arya Permana (423 lbs)
Arya Permana, 10, weighed 192kg and was categorized as morbidly obese. His rapid weight-gain forced him to quit school because he could no longer physically walk. He ate five meals a day, consisting of rice, fish, beef, vegetable soup and tempeh, which is usually enough to feed two adults. (Source)
318-month-old Aliya Saleem (53 lbs)
Her parents, who live in Jharkhand, India, were left baffled by what was causing their daughter's insatiable appetite. A pediatrician at the nearby Orchid Medical Centre has formulated some theories about what could be behind Aliya's ever-expanding waistline. He believes she could be suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome —a rare disorder characterized by learning difficulties, growth abnormalities, and obsessive eating. (Source)
4World's youngest person to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes
The youngster from Texas, who was not identified, was admitted to an obesity clinic after suffering from extreme thirst and urination, the first signs of the disease. Both her parents are obese, and an investigation into her diet revealed that she had been fed foods which were high in fat and sugar.
Type 2 diabetes, in which the body gradually loses its ability to produce insulin and tolerate high glucose levels, used to be called "mature onset" diabetes because it was associated with the middle-aged and elderly, but in the past 15 years it has been seen in children. (Source)
5World's heaviest baby born (16 lbs)
According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the heaviest baby ever was born at 22 pounds in Ohio in 1879. (Source)
611-year-old Li Hang (322 lbs)
Li Hang, 11, was said to be undergoing the traditional Chinese medicine treatment after his weight ballooned while suffering a rare condition. The treatment included fire cupping—known as "huo liao"—and acupuncture. It was carried out on the boy at Changchun Kangda Hospital, Changchun City, in the northeastern Chinese province of Jilin. (Source)
73-year-old Freddie Hunt (84 lbs)
Freddie Hunt is sofa-bound after having surgery to remove a tumor the size of his fist from his brain. His parents strictly control his diet, but Freddie's brain keeps telling his body to store more food after an operation reduced his tumor by a staggering 90%.
Just 20 days after going under the knife, the toddler's belly began to bloat to an unbelievable size, despite a constantly upset stomach and frequent vomiting. As a result of the invasive brain surgery, Freddie had developed hypothalamic obesity, a condition caused by damaging a nerve in the brain that controls the body's metabolism. (Source)
85-year-old Misael Caldogno Abreu (168 lbs)
Misael, from Espírito Santo in Brazil, was born a healthy 6lbs 6oz, but immediately started gaining weight. Doctors believe he is suffering from Prader-Willi syndrome. He now weighs 178 lbs and is still gaining weight despite following a low-fat diet and walking for 40 minutes each day. (Source)