Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thin Lizzie

8,000 Calories a Day: Doctors Mystified by Case of World's Thinnest Woman - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International:

Image via Spiegel

Nevertheless, Velasquez has no fat at all on many parts of her body -- which, in her case, literally means zero fat. That is in contrast to, say, bodybuilders who claim to not have a single gram of fat on their body when they still have about 6 to 8 percent body fat.

But because Velasquez, unlike bodybuilders, has hardly any muscle mass either, she looks as if her skin were stretched directly across her skeleton. She walks on stilt-like legs and her handshake is as light as can be. But apart from her extremely low body weight -- about 62 pounds (28 kilograms) at a height of 5 foot 2 inches (157 centimeters) -- Lizzie Velasquez is doing well. Her condition will not deteriorate as long as she continues to eat enough.
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