If you want to know the record holder for the lightest person in the world, then you're in the right place. Lucia Zarate is considered the lightest woman and person of all time weighing only 4.7 pounds (2.1 kg) at the age of 17. She is the first person to have been identified with Majewski Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism Type II. She was entered into the Guinness World Records as the "lightest recorded adult".
Khagendra Thapa Magar is the world's lightest living person. Just 600 grams (21 oz) at birth, he weighs as an adult 5.5 kilograms (12 lb; 0.87 st) and measures 0.67 m (2 ft 2 1⁄2 in) and also considered the shortest living adult. Formerly the shortest teenager in the world. He took the title of shortest man from Edward Nino Hernandez when he turned 18 on October 14, 2010. Magar is a primordial dwarf.
He Pingping was according to the Guinness World Records, the world's shortest man who was able to walk (mobile). Fully clothed, he was only 15.7 lbs (7.12 kg). He measured 74 cm (2 ft 5 in) tall. He died March 21, 2010.
Did you know that primordial dwarfism is a form of dwarfism that results in a smaller body size in all stages of life beginning from before birth. More specifically, primordial dwarfism is a diagnostic category including specific types of profoundly proportionate dwarfism, in which individuals are extremely small for their age, even as a fetus. Most individuals with primordial dwarfism are not diagnosed until they are about 3 years of age.
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It's worth noting that the tallest living person is Sultan Kösen, born December 10, 1982 in Mardin, Turkey. Sultan measured 2.47 m (8 ft 1 in). He overtook the title from Bao Xishun (also known as Xi Shun). He is one of only twelve individuals in medical history to be confirmed at a height of eight feet or more.
Yao Defen of China is the tallest living woman in the world at 2.33 m (7 ft 7 1⁄2 in). Other tallest people in the world are: John Rogan (8 ft 9, died 1905), Leonid Stadnyk (8 ft 5, died 2008), Vaino Myllyrinne (8 ft 1, died in 1963), Suleiman Ali Nashnush (8 ft, died in 1991), Sun Ming-Ming (7 ft 9, still living) is considered the tallest basketball player.
Did you know that gigantism, also known as giantism is a condition characterized by excessive growth and height significantly above average. This condition is caused by an over production of human growth hormone. Hypersomia is a condition in which a newborn infant is abnormally large at birth, usually weighing 10 pounds or greater. This condition is often seen in infants that are born to mothers with diabetes as a result of the mother's blood sugar levels being higher than normal during the pregnancy.
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