gustogummi
2602 Posts
17 years, 2 months ago
Now this is sad, check this out.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070228/ap_on_re_eu/britain_child_obesity;_ylt=AmlBF8wx34VxVMl3czyIOZhZ24cA

Now that lady need to make that kid lose some weight if she gets to keep him.

That couldn't be my kid. He's hungry every 20 minutes, seriously. It's definitely a disorder.

I feel so sorry for the kid, he might die at 30.

If you mods find this too controversial, you can lock it up.
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    SSJ_Jup81
    4806 Posts
    17 years, 2 months ago
    I was just reading about this on another board. I feel sorry for the child too. It's not like the kid is consuming junk food for every meal, he actually has an appetite that just can't be satisfied, by the sounds of it. Usually, with young kids, unlike adults, stop eating when they get full, not keep going. I hope they find the source of the disorder.
      gustogummi
      2602 Posts
      17 years, 2 months ago
      I hope so too.

      This is just....heartbreaking to me.

      They was calling him all kinds of nasty names on other forums.
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        COOLHAND
        2938 Posts
        17 years, 2 months ago
        thats really quite sad, how old is he?
          gustogummi
          2602 Posts
          17 years, 2 months ago
          He is 8 years old. About the same age as my oldest child.
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            The_Batman
            876 Posts
            17 years, 2 months ago
            Yeah I've heard about this story earlier, i think what he has is a disorder, believe it or not i heard about this sort of problem on tv a while back, theres like a chemical imbalance, and instead of telling your brain (i think its in the brain, dont quote me), your full, it tells you to keep eating instead... it is sad, and i think thats what the really obese people suffer from.
            "Keep the change you filthy animal..."
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              Armed_Revolt
              636 Posts
              17 years, 2 months ago
              I'll take the other side. This is unacceptable. She has failed as a parent.

              In America, this sort of case could never happen, or half our kids would be in foster care.

              People that typically defend the boy are obese themselves.

              You can claim all you want its a disorder, but this stuff didn't happen back in the day. There were kids that wanted to eat a lot in 1900, but 220 pound 8 year olds didn't exist. If they did, they were labeled "Whale Boy" and pimped by Barnum and Bailey. They both deserve scorn.
                gustogummi
                2602 Posts
                17 years, 2 months ago
                I was at work when I heard this.

                I also believe it was a diease. I don't know, maybe I ought to ask Hiro and see what he thinks.
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                  SSJ_Jup81
                  4806 Posts
                  17 years, 2 months ago
                  The_Batman
                  Yeah I've heard about this story earlier, i think what he has is a disorder, believe it or not i heard about this sort of problem on tv a while back, theres like a chemical imbalance, and instead of telling your brain (i think its in the brain, dont quote me), your full, it tells you to keep eating instead... it is sad, and i think thats what the really obese people suffer from.
                  I've heard about something like that too. Due to the imbalance, the brain doesn't shut down once you get full. That could be the case with those who are severely obese. I've always said that anyone who is very obese, has to have some type of a disorder or medical problem or a chemical imbalance since it's just not "normal" to consume such large amounts of food at a time.

                  If I recall correctly, certain foods can cause this imbalance, or certain chemicals in foods can cause one to continuously eat them. I think they mostly consist of junk foods, though or carbs.
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                    Armed_Revolt
                    636 Posts
                    17 years, 2 months ago
                    Its child abuse!

                    Disease my ass. If his pancreas didn't work or some shit I'd be ok with your argument. Even if it was an imbalance.... who's letting him do this to himself? The mother! Child abuse through neglect. Theres over diagnosing of diseases in this world. Every damn kid now has ADD too.
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                      SSJ_Jup81
                      4806 Posts
                      17 years, 2 months ago
                      Armed_Revolt
                      Its child abuse!

                      Disease my ass. If his pancreas didn't work or some shit I'd be ok with your argument. Even if it was an imbalance.... who's letting him do this to himself? The mother! Child abuse through neglect. Theres over diagnosing of diseases in this world. Every damn kid now has ADD too.
                      A normal child gets full after eating a meal. Young kids usually stop eating when they get full, as they usually pick at their food, etc. Adults usually tend to over-indulge. If the child is continuously hungry, and not feeling full at all at pretty much no time, then there has to be something wrong with the kid in some way. It's not normal in general for a person to eat and to never feel full. That's the impression I'm getting with the kid.
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                        Armed_Revolt
                        636 Posts
                        17 years, 2 months ago
                        SSJ_Jup81
                        A normal child gets full after eating a meal. Young kids usually stop eating when they get full, as they usually pick at their food, etc. Adults usually tend to over-indulge. If the child is continuously hungry, and not feeling full at all at pretty much no time, then there has to be something wrong with the kid in some way. It's not normal in general for a person to eat and to never feel full. That's the impression I'm getting with the kid.


                        And who is not monitoring the food intake of the child? The mother. Thats neglect. Also, the kid might not ever feel full because of his years of over indulging has expanded his stomach capacity. A child will eat as much chocolate and junk as they can get their hands on if from birth they have never had limits imposed on them.

                        I believe lax attitudes such as yours are only compounding the obesity and ill discipline of our youth.
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                          Brodie_Banks
                          343 Posts
                          17 years, 2 months ago
                          Every group has to have a Chunk?

                          I don't know, that kid is fat because he eats way too much. The mother has to fill the house with healthy foods. Or at least organic stuff.
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                            kayvee
                            3672 Posts
                            17 years, 2 months ago
                            He’s probably just eating because something is bothering him inside. Or maybe he is eating out of boredom. Either way, it's going to be up to his mother now to get him into shape. Hopefully she can get some positive reinforcement since it seems she is a single mom. and no, I'm not hating on single mums, I just know it's tough when you're not working with two caring parents.
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                              shiroihikari
                              1751 Posts
                              17 years, 2 months ago
                              Sweet Jesus. That kid weighs more than I do.

                              A lot of these child obesity problems could be solved easily. Parents just have to pull their heads out of their asses. I've seen the way today's parents feed their kids-- always with the mac n' cheese, Spaghettios, hot dogs, hamburgers. It's not nutrition, it's just shit! I mean, if you're going to eat that stuff once in a while it's okay, but for every meal?

                              Also, kids don't play outside anymore, seems like. If they'd eat less shit and play outside more often, maybe there wouldn't be so many problems...?
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                                Video_Jukebox
                                1068 Posts
                                17 years, 2 months ago
                                SSJ_Jup81
                                I was just reading about this on another board. I feel sorry for the child too. It's not like the kid is consuming junk food for every meal, he actually has an appetite that just can't be satisfied, by the sounds of it. Usually, with young kids, unlike adults, stop eating when they get full, not keep going. I hope they find the source of the disorder.


                                Sounds a bit like Prader-Willi syndrome. I know someone whose grandson is both severely autistic and has Prader-Willi. The poor kid'll eat anything that's remotely associated with food-- coffee grounds, shrimp tails, egg shells, you name it-- usually whenever your back is turned for five minutes. However, his parents manage his weight very well, although it ultimately means keeping the kitchen door at his house perpetually locked.
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                                  JP
                                  1826 Posts
                                  17 years, 2 months ago
                                  so, constantly eating is an actual disorder?

                                  ya learn something new every day.

                                  Anyway..yes, I would like to agree with Armed Revolt. He made some good points. I have ADD and while I believe it to be a real disease, there are probably many kids who are on medicines for ADD even though they don't have it.

                                  it's more then likely hyperactivity due to all that fatty foods and sugery candy they eat lol
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                                    17 years, 2 months ago
                                    Video_Jukebox
                                    Sounds a bit like Prader-Willi syndrome. I know someone whose grandson is both severely autistic and has Prader-Willi. The poor kid'll eat anything that's remotely associated with food-- coffee grounds, shrimp tails, egg shells, you name it-- usually whenever your back is turned for five minutes. However, his parents manage his weight very well, although it ultimately means keeping the kitchen door at his house perpetually locked.


                                    Ah, yes. I remember watching a CSI episode where they made light of that disease in which the victim was found in a dumpster, dead, because he ate to death.
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                                      Lachrymose
                                      34 Posts
                                      17 years, 2 months ago
                                      Jessica was 400 pounds at 7 years old. I believe she recently lost 300 of those.

                                      http://www.flicklife.com/02887dfbe55ebb2b64ba/7_Year_Old_Jessica_weighs_400_Pounds.html
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                                        17 years, 2 months ago
                                        Wow, it's sad!

                                        I feel sorry for that child.
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