25 Fattest People In The World

Ever wonder who the fattest people in the world are? There’s more people in this category than you might think, and it’s not slowing down anytime soon. According to the World Health Organization, 650 million adults were obese in 2016, and worldwide, obesity has tripled since 1975. It’s no laughing matter, either. Being obese can lead to a number of health problems, including type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and kidney and liver failure. The best news is that obesity is largely preventable. While most people become fat and stop at a certain weight, others, as we’ll soon see, have gained triple or quadruple over their healthy body weight. So, put down the bag of potato chips, here are the 25 Fattest People In The World.

25

Andre Nasr

andre nasrSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3277903/Australia-s-heaviest-man-loses-whopping-200KG-learns-walk-again.html

Once considered Australia’s fattest man, Andre Nasr weighed 440 pounds before he was removed from his home to be hospitalized. He was eating a 12,000 calorie diet.

24

Donna Simpson

binging on foodSource: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032285/Worlds-heaviest-mother-goes-diet-ditched-chubby-chaser-fianc.html

Donna Simpson actually wanted to become the world’s heaviest woman, trying to reach her goal of getting to 1,000 pounds. She reached 600 pounds but not much higher. She ran a website where her fans could pay to watch her eat online, earning $90,000 a year.


23

Michael Edelman

lost weightSource: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-05-27/news/9405280096_1_michael-edelman-mother-bed

At 800 pounds, Michael Edelman fell over and couldn’t get back up. He didn’t have the strength. When his mother called the police, they also struggled to lift him. Years later, he grew to 1,020 pounds and died of pneumonia and malnutrition.

22

David Ron High

stretcherSource: http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/1-000-lb-man-body-autopsy-article-1.736163

David Ron High reached 1,000 pounds before succumbing to his obesity. It took six hours to get him out of his apartment, using ropes and a stretcher to lower him out a window. He died in the hospital due to liver and kidney failure.


21

Sylvanus Smith

forkliftSource: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/1995/jun/16/greatly-obese-man-succumbs-at-age-54/

Sylvanus Smith lived to be 54 before his obesity caught up with him. Weighing around 1,000 pounds, he had to be loaded into a truck with a forklift to get to the hospital to lose the weight. He lost 300 pounds at the hospital but gained it all back again. Diabetes among other complications were the causes of his eventual death.



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