I hate British measurement.
What is 16 stone? Is that 500 pounds?
Severely obese boy, 13, collapses and dies at 16 stone
A 13-year-old has collapsed and died due to being severely obese at 16 stone.
The teenager is believed to be the youngest victim of the frightening rise in youngsters who are overweight.
A post mortem by a pathologist said he could find no other reason for the clot developing apart from the youngster’s ‘severe’ obesity.
He ruled the death was natural and decided there would be no inquest.
Experts described the death as shocking and a sobering indication of the seriousness of the obesity epidemic affecting the nation’s children.
One said: ‘I have never heard of a child so young having their death put down to obesity. It just shows how bad things are getting.
...The boy – who is not being named to protect the family’s privacy – had been to see his GP the day before he died complaining of swollen feet.
The post mortem report noted the boy had been gaining weight from a young age.
By the time he died earlier this year he had a body mass index of 42 and was twice his recommended weight.
NHS school nurses weighed the boy when he was 10 and sent a letter home to his parents about his weight but it was apparently never followed up.
The boy’s post mortem report also showed he had an enlarged liver with evidence of fatty liver disease, an early sign of liver failure due to obesity.