Three-year-old Chinese boy weighs 132 pounds - Emirates24|7

Three-year-old Chinese boy weighs 132 pounds

His desperate parents say they are afraid of him and his vicious food tantrums! (AGENCIES)

The desperate parents of a 132-pound three-year-old boy said they cannot make the giant toddler diet because they are scared of him.

Lu Hao, from China, is five times as heavy as other boys his age. He is getting so big that his parents are frightened of him - and they claim the youngster throws vicious tantrums if they try to stop him from gorging on huge plates of ribs and rice.

"We have to let him be, as if we don't feed him, he will cry nonstop," said mother Chen Huan, from Dashan, in Guangdong Province told the Sun .

She said she tried to cut down his meals in the past, but despite her best efforts, he still managed to put on a whopping 21 pounds in the last year alone.

He was banned from kindergarten over fears that his size might be a danger to other children and usually plays alone at home - but moving around is becoming tougher and tougher for the overweight toddler.

Ironically, when Lu Hao was born he was underweight, at 5.7 pounds, but he started putting on weight at three months old and has not stopped.

"His appetite is so good that for a meal he can eat three big bowls of rice, even larger than I and his mother," said father Lu Yuncheng, who struggles to pick him up.

Last year, Lu Hao's worried parents took him to see specialists at the Guangdong Children's Hospital, where doctors said they think it is possible his weight gain could be down to a hormone disorder.

Images: The 132-pound toddler

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