Obesity is increasing in epidemic proportions worldwide especially in developed countries.
A morbidly obese baby girl in Indian state Punjab has perplexed doctors after she inexplicably started gaining weight at the age of four months. The now eight-month-old Chahat Kumar weighs around 38lbs which is the same as an average four-year-old child.
Chahat’s mother, Reena Kumar, who wants her child to have a normal life says, “She was born a normal child and only started gaining weight at the age of four months.” While her father, Suraj Kumar, adds, “She gets hungrier than other children her age and demands milk and food often.”
After noticing her dramatic weight increase her parents sought out medical help but treatment wasn’t possible as the doctors couldn’t get a proper blood sample.
Her parents have been advised to take her to a paediatrician at a civil hospital in Amritsar but are unable to do so because of financial constraints..