10-month Old Baby Diagnosed With Morbid Obsesity

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A ten-month old baby, who weighs the same as an average five-year old, has been diagnosed with morbid obesity. Baby Valentina Hernandez was born thin, but now she tips the scales at a massive 20kgs and is undergoing tests to determine the cause of her surprise weight-gain.
Juanita’s anxious mother, Sandra Franco, from Libano, Colombia, said: ‘When she was fifteen-days-old she was already looking chubby, because she was born very thin.
‘Since then she’s been gaining weight. Now she is ten-months-old and I have realised that she has morbid obesity.
‘Until now I haven’t been able to treat her because I am unemployed and didn’t have the money. Last month Colombian charity Gorditos de Corazon – Chubby Hearts – brought Juanita to the capital, Bogota, where a team of specialists began treatment.
Charity founder Salvador Palacio Gonzalez has made it his mission to tackle a growing obesity problem, which increasingly is affecting children.
Juanita is the third baby he has seen in the last year who weighs more than 20kgs

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