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The recent flashes of news across China and many countries was the discovery of a “ultra-fat little emperor” in the city of Jiangcheng in northeastern China province of Jilin.

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What made that news was that the yet-to-be-named 8-months old baby shocked the doctors in the Jilin provincial hospital. This meaty boy got a brain that is larger than many people and has grown from a normal 3.3kg at birth to an unbelievable 18.8kg, twice the weight of a normal 8-month old baby. According to the Chinese pediatrician, it will take a 5-6 years old child to reach this weight.

Both the parents of this obese boy as well as his paternal and maternal grandparents are of thin build. His size and weight started to balloon by 2kg in the second month after birth and by 2.5kg in the 7th month.

Although they are very concerned about the unexplainable growth in the early month, they had resisted visiting the doctor as they are poor and each trip to the hospital will cost them a few thousands yuan (Chinese dollar). 

Finally, they had decided to see the pediatrician probably because his obesity is becoming unbearable to the people around him.  His mother has to breastfeed him 20 times a day because he gets hungry very fast and cries. He refused to drink powdered milk or porridge. Dressing or bathing him up requires 2 persons which stresses both the parents as well as grandparents. His mother can only carry him for about 5 minutes which she said is like a weight-lifting exercise.

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It is good that they finally seek medical attention as the weight is affecting his development.  At 78 centimeters tall, he cannot walk or even crawl and can only sit occasionally to play. Experts said that he is suffering from an obesity disorder syndrome and further test will be conducted.

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