4 in family struggle with weight due to hormonal imbalance

Four family members in Johor Baru are all obese, this in spite of them skipping meals and drinking only water, reported Harian Metro.

Their large bodies, each weighing over 100kg, have been attributed to hormonal imbalance.

A. Mani, 61, said she only spent time lying down in her living room as she was bogged down by her 150kg weight. Her daughter S. Velu, 34, said her mother had been living like that for the past five years.

"Although we are poor, and we drink water daily, our body mass continued to increase," Velu said.

Johor Baru Specialist Hospital surgeon Datuk Dr K. L. Siow said a person with hormonal imbalance could become extremely overweight.