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Wednesday, 29 June 2016
192kgs and only 10 years old: Meet world's most obese boy
Curated by Sarakshi Rai
Filed on June 29, 2016
(Wartakota tribune news facebook)
He eats five meals a day consisting of rice, fish, beef, vegetable soup and a traditional soy patty which alone is enough to feed two adults.
A ten-year-old boy from an obscure Indonesian village in the West Java province now, sadly, has the distinction of being the world's fattest boy.
Arya Permana, has been put on an emergency diet of brown rice by his parents after doctors warned that his extreme obesity is life-threatening.
Due to his weight, he can only walk a few steps before he is breathless, because of which he has stopped attending school. He is clothed in only a sarong as his parents can no longer find clothes that fit him.
According to local reports, he eats five meals a day consisting of rice, fish, beef, vegetable soup and a traditional soy patty which alone is enough to feed two adults.
When Arya was born, he weighed a normal 3.2kg and it was only after he turned two that his weight gained increased to an abnormal amount.
According to the Daily Mail, his parents, Rokayah and Ade, took Arya to several doctors in their village in Cipurwasari in West Java, Indonesia, but the doctors did not find anything abnormal about his alarming weight.
During Ramadan, Arya has been fasting for the first half of each day like many children his age. His attempts to fast until sunset were abandoned early in the holy month when he started experiencing stomach pains, reported the Telegraph.
Childhood obesity is now a major problem, according to health experts. An Australian study shows that many parents do not realise when their kids are overweight, thus fail to prevent obesity, and find hard to shed some excess pounds.