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World's fattest child loses 106kg, half of his body weight

April 11, 2019 12:34 pm

At the age of 10, he was the world’s fattest child. Now, he’s set to undergo excess skin removal after losing more than half of his body weight.

Thirteen-year-old Arya Permana of Indonesia, weighed a whopping 191.9kg when he was only 10.

He was too obese to go to school, had to wash in an outdoor pond and could barely walk five metres.

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The Daily Mail reports the youngster who lives in Karawang, West Java, was at a life-threatening weight before he became the youngest person ever to undergo the gastric-sleeve procedure.

The operation, as well as a strict eating plan, has helped him lose an incredible 106kg, meaning he now weighs 85.8kg.

A surgeon has now offered to remove Arya’s excess skin from his chest and arms after his impending exams.

He was at his heaviest at the age of 10. His parents tried to get him to eat more healthily, but confess they would give in when he demanded bad food.


Thirteen-year-old Arya Permana of Indonesia

His father, Ade Somantri, admitted: “Back in the day since Arya was five-years-old and already getting big I can say, ‘Yes I spoiled him’.

“If he wanted to eat or drink sweet food and drinks we just gave it, if he wanted instant noodles, we just cooked [it] for him.”

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