A three year old Chinese boy who weighs a staggering TEN stones, has been banned from nursery school for being a 'health hazard' to other children.
Giant Xiao Hao from Guangzhou, southern China should weigh just over two stone, but his huge adult-size bulk makes him a 'risk' around other children.
His mum, Xiao Lin, says his son does not mean to hurt smaller kids:
'He means no harm he is just big and likes to play. I take him swimming for exercise but it is hard finding trunks to fit him and even the rubber rings are too small.'
Doctors believe the youngster may have a hormone disorder. Dr Lu Hong from the Guangdong children's hospital told reporters: 'He is not just overweight but very tall as well so we may be able to treat him if it really is hormonal. But he cannot remain like this or his heart will never stand the strain.'
Some critis however claim he is not ill but a victim of the 'Little Emperor' syndrome where doting families spoil their only offspring.
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