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06/28/2010 09:48 PM ID: 84600 Permalink   

Woman With Rare Condition Can´t Gain Weight

 

Lizzie Velasquez, age 21, must eat every 15 minutes to help her stay alive. She is not anorexic, but she has a rare condition that prevents her from gaining weight. She eats up to 60 small meals a day that total 5,000 to 8,000 calories.

All day long she eats small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts. She gets pretty upset when people accuse her of being anorexic.

Doctors think Lizzie might have something called Neonatal Progeroid Syndrome (NPS) which causes accelerated aging, fat loss from the face and body, and tissue degeneration.

 
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Auk. I know it´s awful to say, but from the picture in the source, she looks kind of terrifying.
 
  by: velger   06/29/2010 12:15 AM     
  @velger  
 
I thought it was shopped so I looked her up. Nope.

http://www.cbsnews.com/...

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What a horrible condition to have. I mean we all are dependent on food and all but to be chained to it so must be extremely disheartening.

I wonder how she sleeps? Does she have to wake up periodically to eat?
 
  by: Vash_the_Stampede     06/29/2010 12:33 AM     
  Sounds  
 
expensive!
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   06/29/2010 02:59 AM     
  feel so sorry for her  
 
people probably stare at her when she goes out, or they try hard not to stare. Either way, I´m sure she´s not treated normally.
 
  by: gryphon50a   06/29/2010 02:41 PM     
  I´ve  
 
I´ve seen her picture floating around the internet an always wondered what was up, now I know. Most be expensive.
I wonder if she has other health concerns because of the diet she is forced to eat? High fat and what not
 
  by: JayWar   06/29/2010 04:25 PM     
  smallville?  
 
im pretty sure this was an episode of smallville
 
  by: m.i.a.elite     06/29/2010 07:46 PM     
  JayWar  
 
"I wonder if she has other health concerns because of the diet she is forced to eat? High fat and what not"

I bet there´s a lot of different stuff going on with her, but I´d be way more concerned with the high sugar intake which will probably give her diabetes, and that´s not going to make things any easier for her. Eating high fat is actually healthy. Eating high fat with high sugar, is not.
 
  by: barryman9001   06/29/2010 08:15 PM     
  Send her to Saskatchewan  
 
feed her Kraft Dinner and she´ll fit in with the 300lb. locals in no time.
 
  by: mcink2   06/29/2010 08:21 PM     
  This may sound stupid..  
 
but why does she have large plump breasts?
 
  by: MalcolmB   06/30/2010 07:41 PM     
 
 
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