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  Wednesday, July 22, 2009

  Fattest child-world record set by Dzhambik Khatokhov

  NALCHILK, Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia -- A 9-year-old boy named Dzhambik Khatokhov (known as Jambik) weighs 324 pounds, is five-feet 2-inches tall and sets the world record for the Fattest child.
   Photo: 'Jambik's' diet includes porridge and ice cream (enlarge photo)

   At birth Jambik weighed 6lb 6oz - a reasonable amount for a baby - but by his first birthday he was more than two stone.

   At just three years old Jambik was lifting weights as heavy as 2st 7lb. At four he had ballooned to 8st 11lb, even though he was just 3ft 11in, and at six he was 15st 7lb. Since then Jambik has gained nearly eight stone more on a diet of porridge and ice cream.

   British doctor Ian Campbell - who spent a week studying the family two years ago - said: "Jambik's health is dire. "His weight means he has a greatly increased risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

   His body mass index works out at an extremely unhealthy 56.8. Most under- tens have a BMI of under 20.   

   But his mother Nelya, 42, doesn't share the concerns. "He is just growing -- upwards and outwards," she said. "What can I do about it? This is who he is, this is how God created him."

   Jambik, who practises his wrestling five days a week and also goes swimming, said: "I want to be a sportsman when I grow up. Or better, an Olympic champion. I like to be strong."

   Photo: Dzhambik Khatokhov aka 'Jambik', the world's fattest child, lifts six average kids
   (enlarge photo)


   His wrestling coach, Khasan Teusvazhukov, 48, struggles to find fighting partners for Jambik, as other boys his age weigh as little as five stone.
    He said: "We accepted him to the training as the medical check-up did not show any problems, but of course it is difficult for us to train him. He usually does running and gymnastics but I do not give him full exercises. He won't be able to do most of these anyway because of his size."

   Even at his young age, Jambik faces a barrage of health problems. Obese youngsters risk an early onset of arthritis, especially in the knees, which makes an active life very difficult. Diabetes is a threat too, because he won't be able to produce enough insulin.


 
 Blood pressure and cholesterol also soar, raising the risk of heart disease and stroke. And there are other possible complications including blood clots, gallstones and breathing difficulties, plus depression due to poor self-image. Not surprisingly, very obese children have a much shorter life expectancy - anyone with a BMI over 45 can expect to live 20 years less than slimmer people.

  
 The only way to tackle his problem is a strict regime of exercise and calorie restriction.
 
  Related world records:
   Most weight lost-world record set by Manuel Uribe

   Oldest Living Man-world record set by Henry Allingham   

   Oldest Woman-world record set by Maria Olivia da Silva

   Oldest Mother- Omkari Panwar

  Largest natural breasts-world record set by Norma Stitz

  Largest Breast Implants-world record set by Sheyla Hershey

  Tallest Man-world record set by Leonid Stadnyk  

   Smallest waist-world record set by Cathie Jung

   Tallest person in the world is Ukrainian Leonid Stadnik

   Longest hair extensions-world record set by Alastair Galpin

  Longest dreadlocks-world record set by  Asha Mandela   

   Strongest Ear-world record set by Lasha Pataraia

  Most powerful Human Magnet-world record set by Aurel Raileanu

   
   
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 

 
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               Most weight lost-Manuel Uribe        

    
            Longest dreadlocks-Asha Mandela

    
             Oldest Mother- Omkari Panwar

    
                Tallest Man- Leonid Stadnyk