World’s Heaviest Kid Has Been Put on a Crash Diet

Arya Permana weighs an eye-watering 192kgs and has been categorised as morbidly obese.

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Ten-year-old Arya Permana is being put on a crash diet for fear he may die – at 192 kgs, he is the heaviest child of his age in the world, and is categorised as morbidly obese.

Arya consumes five meals a day consisting of rice, fish, beef, vegetable soup and Tempeh – a soy patty – which alone is normally enough to feed two adults.

But now his parents are attempting to cut his diet, for fear that he might die. Rokayah and Ade took Arya to several doctors in their village in Cipurwasari in West Java, Indonesia, but surprisingly, doctors did not find anything abnormal about his alarming weight.

The helpless parents have now put Arya on a diet of brown rice in the hope of controlling his weight.

(With inputs from AP)

Also read: Siblings Gain Weight After a Botched Up Weight Loss Surgery in Gujarat

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