Top 5 Heaviest People in the World
Overweight is a serious health problem which can cause heart problems, skin problems, inability to move and serious dependence on other people. Not always overweight people eat too much; sometimes a serious illness can cause this problem. Their lives are tougher than most of us can imagine. Some of them are trying to keep up with the rest of the world and live normal lives.
#1. Paul Mason
He is a 50-year-old man from England who was once considered the world’s fattest man at 444 kilograms. He got a bypass surgery and lost around 250 kilograms. He is one of those people who are eating beyond normal. He gets more than 20,000 calorie-a- day through his diet. The man isn’t completely unhappy with his love for food, but he also blames Britain’s national health service for not allowing him to see an eating disorder specialist when he was just over 180 kilograms.
#2. Donna Simpson
This American woman showed a desire to become one of the world’s heaviest women back in 2008. She wished gain weight of 450 kg. Two years later, Simpson weighed 273 kg, which meant she lost some weight from her original 290 kg in 2008. During the process, Simpson maintained a website where fans paid to watch her eat. In 2010, she won the Guinness World Records for the “Heaviest woman to give birth.” In August 2011, Simpson decided to go on a diet to reduce her weight to a target of 170 kg in order to become more self-sufficient and be able to do a better job of raising her children.
#3. Manuel Uribe
Manuel Uribe is from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico and probably best known as the man who suffered from obesity to one of the greatest extents known in medicine. He weighted around 597 kg and was unable to leave his bed since 2001. But Uribe lost approximately 180 kilograms or around one-third of his body weight, about 181.8 kg which was done with the help of doctors and nutritionists, and by following the Zone diet. Uribe got worldwide attention when he appeared on the Televisa television network in 2006, when he turned down offers for gastric bypass surgery in Italy. By October 26, 2008, Uribe had reduced his weight to 360 kg. In mid 2009, it was falsely reported that Manuel had died. Since February 2012, he weighs 200 kilograms.
#4. Kenneth Brumley
He was one of the heaviest people ever recorded. Kenneth was featured on the Channel 4 BodyShock documentary “Half Ton Dad,” as a father of four children, who weighed around 468 kg. Kenneth had been bed-bound for four years. After he was accepted as a gastric bypass patient at the Renaissance Hospital in Houston, Texas, firefighters had to destroy a wall in Brumley’s house to get him out. At the hospital Brumley was treated by the team of specialists that treated Renee Williams, who allegedly was the world’s heaviest woman at the time. The first step in Brumley’s treatment was a diet restricted to 1200 calories per day, which enabled him to lose 76 kg in only 40 days.
#5. Dzhambik Khatokhov
The only kid on this list, the 11-year-old boy named Dzhambik Khatokhov (known as Jambik) from Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia. The kid weighs 146 kilograms and is only 157 centimeters tall. He holds the record for the world’s fattest child. At birth, Jambik weighed around 3 kilograms which was a reasonable amount for a baby. Till his first birthday he gained more than 12 kilograms. At four, he had 36 kilograms , even though he and at six, he was 71 kg. The reason the kid constantly gains weight is his diet of porridge and ice cream. His mother doesn’t think their doctor is right nor she understands his concern Jambik is overweight for his age. The woman believes that her son is just growing upwards and outwards. “What can I do about it? This is who he is, this is how God created him” – the mother says. The kid practises wrestling five days a week and also goes swimming, and wishes to be a sportsman when he grows up. Dzhambik is famous in Russia and has been presented on many Russian TV Shows.