Boy, 10, who weighs 100kg is taken into care
30 March 2007, OVIEDO – A ten-year-old boy who weighs 100kg has been taken into care by social services for his own health.
30 March 2007
OVIEDO – A ten-year-old boy who weighs 100kg has been taken into care by social services for his own health.
The boy was living with his grandparents in Oviedo in northern Spain.
His weight had reached 100kg through over-eating and it was causing problems with his health.
Since the boy has been taken into local authority care, his weight has dropped 20kg.
The social services are also working with his family to try to make them see that a more healthy way of eating might be better for him.
His school raised the alarm when it was realised the boy did not have any endocrinal problems which were causing his weight rise and instead it was all down to over-eating.
He was tired all the time and had trouble doing any type of physical exercise.
Last month, in Britain the case of eight-year-old Connor McCreaddie, who weighed 89 kg came to light.
A commission ruled he could stay with his mother after she agreed to a programme to safeguard his health.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news