Four-old-daughter Amisha weighs 51 kilos, three times more than an average child her age. Older sister Yogita weighs in at 33.5 kilos while brother Harsh already weighs 16 kilos at 18 months old.
'The children seemed healthy and normal when they started on solid food but they started eating like adults – they eat five or six ‘roti’ flat breads. If we didn't feed them, they cried.'
'We were unable to cope, the kids are suffering too. At this age kids generally run and play but ours are having trouble. Once seated, they can't get back up.'
‘This is a rare case that I've seen for the first time. They have a lot of respiratory problems. They are not able to breathe properly when they sleep.'
'We looked at the leptin receptor, which is a gene in the brain that works to regulate appetite, and that's where we found a mutation. All three children have the same problem, which is a defect that stops that gene from working and as a result their brain does not receive the signal telling them they're full.'