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Obese at age 4

Lu Zhihao, 4, stands up from his mother's lap outside his house in Foshan, Guangdong province, China, March 29, 2011. Four-year-old Lu, who is 1.1m tall (3.6 feet) and weighs 62 kg (136 pounds), put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to...more

Lu Zhihao, 4, stands up from his mother's lap outside his house in Foshan, Guangdong province, China, March 29, 2011. Four-year-old Lu, who is 1.1m tall (3.6 feet) and weighs 62 kg (136 pounds), put on weight dramatically since his appetite grew when he was 3 months old. His worried parents took him to several hospitals, but the reason for his obesity remains unknown, though it is possibly due to his dietary habit, according to local media. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao, 4, kicks a ball at a basketball court in Foshan, Guangdong province March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao, 4, kicks a ball at a basketball court in Foshan, Guangdong province March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao (R), 4, sleeps during a noon break at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao (R), 4, sleeps during a noon break at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao (C), 4, plays with other children at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao (C), 4, plays with other children at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao, 4, eats a roast chicken wing at a market in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao, 4, eats a roast chicken wing at a market in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao, 4, shows his empty rice bowl to his teacher during lunch time at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao, 4, shows his empty rice bowl to his teacher during lunch time at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao, 4, takes a shower with the help of his mother at his house in Foshan, Guangdong province March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao, 4, takes a shower with the help of his mother at his house in Foshan, Guangdong province March 28, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao, 4, takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao, 4, takes a nap at a kindergarten in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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Lu Zhihao (C), 4, walks with his parents on a street in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

Lu Zhihao (C), 4, walks with his parents on a street in Foshan, Guangdong province March 29, 2011. REUTERS/Joe Tan

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