People have always had the ability to store fat in their bodies. But people with a lot of weight began to be recorded only recently, so that the records of antiquity remained only legends.
Reading about these people, you should realize that the life of record holders is very difficult. The most difficult people in history will be discussed below.
Paul Mason. This man is the most obese person on the planet. The 50-year-old Englishman weighs 445 kilograms. Now he practically does not appear on the street, although he used to leave the house in a wheelchair. For this, the front door was even redone. Now Mason spends almost all his time in bed. Trays for food and a container for water are installed next to it. Paul can't even get to the toilet - toilet paper is always at hand. There is always medical equipment next to it, with which nurses work. The local grocery chain delivers food to the man in a special truck. The heavyweight's main entertainment is a TV and a game console mounted above his bed. But back in 2007, Mason weighed “only” 285 kilograms and was walking on a chair. His body requires about 20 thousand calories a day, which is 10 times the daily norm of a normal diet. Recently Mason was admitted to the hospital, where, thanks to the doctors, he was able to lose 125 kilograms. He will have stomach surgery soon. Only now it is not clear how to take him to the hospital - it was decided to abandon the helicopter in favor of a special truck. For his problems, the Englishman blames the National Health Service, which could not see his eating disorders.
Donna Simpson. This woman was born in 1967 in America, New Jersey. In 2008, she decided to achieve worldwide fame as the heaviest woman on the planet. For this, Donna decided to gain weight of 450 kilograms. Two years later, she already weighed 273 kilograms. For publicity, the woman opened her site, where her male fans pay for the spectacle of eating Donna fast food products. Simpson has already entered the Guinness Book of Records as the fattest mother in the world. She gave birth to a child when her weight was 241 kilograms. Now her daughter is 3 years old, she also has a 14-year-old son. By June 2011, Donna weighed 317 kilograms, eating 12 thousand kilocalories daily. However, in the summer of the same year, she decided to go on a diet and lose about 200 kilograms. She was prompted to such a decision by parting with her fiancé, whose relationship lasted 5 years. The new weight will help Donna become self-sufficient and take more care of her children.
Manuel Uribe. This Mexican was born in 1965 in Monterrey. He managed to become one of the hardest people in the history of medicine. In 2001, his weight was 587 kilograms, and he could no longer leave his bed. Since then, Uribe began to lose weight intensively. Thanks to doctors and nutritionists, he has lost about a third of his weight. In January 2006, the fat man appeared on television, where he told his story, asking the public for help. But he refused gastric bypass surgery in Italy, deciding to lose weight with the help of diets. They even made a documentary about Urib, because this bedridden man fought for his life, trying to lose weight. In 2008, he already weighed 360 kilograms. For the first time in many years, Uribe was able to go out on his own. In 2006, Manuel met 36-year-old Claudia Slis. She periodically cut the immobile giant's nails and hair. A friendship struck up between them, despite the protests of the woman's relatives. In 2008, Uribe made an offer with consent. Then he weighed 330 kilograms, and Claudia - 67. In March 2011, thanks to diet and exercise, Manuel already weighed 187 kilograms.
Robert Earl Hughes (1926-1958). This American was once recognized as the hardest person in history. His excess weight is associated with disorders of the pituitary gland. Already at the age of 6, Robert weighed 92 kilograms, at 10 years old - 170, at 13 - 248, and at 18 years old - 314 kilograms. At 27, the man weighed 430 kilograms! The record figure was reached in February 1958, when, with a height of 184 centimeters, Hughes weighed 486 kilograms. The giant's chest girth was more than three meters. During his adult life, Hughes even moonlighted as a special guest at fairs and carnivals. He was slated to appear on Ed Sullivan's television program. However, these plans were not destined to come true - due to kidney failure after an attack of measles, the man died at the age of only 32. His coffin was the size of a piano, and on the grave it was written that he was the heaviest person in the world.
Kenneth Brumley. This heavyweight was born in 1968. About him the general public learned from the documentary "Channel 4" called "Half Tone Daddy", from the "BodyShock" series. At that time, Kenneth was the father of four children, and he weighed 468 kilograms. He consumed about 30 thousand kilocalories every day. The program of his weight loss in the hospital limited his diet to 1200 kilocalories, but thanks to this, the man lost 76 kilograms in just 40 days. And before that, he spent four years motionless in bed. To get him out of there, the fire brigade was even forced to dismantle the wall of his house. As a child, Kenneth was middleweight; he played basketball, baseball, and American football, just like his peers. But after moving to California at the age of 19, active sports stopped, and the weight began to rapidly accumulate.
Michael Hebranko. This man, suffering from an extremely severe form of obesity, was born in 1953. Thanks to his stay at St. Luke's Hospital in New York, Michael was able to lose weight from 411 kilograms to 90 in a year and a half! His waist size has decreased from 290 centimeters to 91 centimeters. And the diet and exercise of Richard Simmons helped in this. Such rapid weight loss was entered in 1990 even in the Guinness Book of Records. It is worth noting that some of the fat was surgically removed. Hebranko began appearing on television, he promoted diet and exercise, starred in commercials. However, over the next 7 years, the man again gained weight up to 453 kilograms and was re-admitted to the Brookhaven Rehabilitation Center. In June 1999, Michael already weighed 500 kilograms. By 2012, the man added another 50 kilograms and now lives in New York.
Myra Rosales. The name of this woman not so long ago got into a criminal chronicle. Next to her, her two-year-old nephew Eliseo Rosales died from a blow to the head. Myra herself testified that she accidentally fell on the child, simply crushing him with her body. And this is readily believed, because the body weight of a 30-year-old woman is 450 kilograms. Even transporting her to a courtroom or prison proved to be problematic for the authorities. She cannot be transported, and she needs serious round-the-clock supervision of doctors, which will not work in prison. However, the subsequent examination showed that the child's death was due to blows to the head with a blunt object. Myra herself could not even raise her hands. The injuries indicated that the death was violent. The woman was threatened with the death penalty, but found out that the blows to the child were inflicted by his mother. Myra herself tried to defend her sister by taking charge.
John Brower Minnoch (1941-1983). This man is officially considered the heaviest in the world. Carol Yager's record of 727 kilograms has not been officially confirmed. And Minnoch, with an increase of 185 centimeters, weighed 636 kilograms in 1979. It just took 13 people to turn him in bed. At the peak of its mass, the body contained about 400 kilograms of liquid, as is the case with overweight people. Minnoh managed to work as a taxi driver, but he was always heavy. At 22, the man weighed 181 kilograms, at 25 - 317 kilograms, and at 35 - already 442 kilograms. Minnoch himself claimed that being overweight was not a hindrance for him until in 1976 he began to follow a 500-calorie diet. She undermined his muscle strength and put the patient on the brink of life and death. Only hospitalization made it possible for John to lose weight up to 216 kilograms in 1981. In a week, he lost 5-6 kilograms in liquid form. But after being discharged from the hospital, Minnoch gained 91 kilograms in a week. Despite dieting, at the time of his death in 1983, the man weighed 363 kilograms. He had two children and his wife Janet, who weighed only 50 kilograms.
Terry Smith. This woman weighs over 315 kilograms. She is forced to fight overweight, because because of him, an American can simply die. For example, she suffers from severe headaches that require a brain scan. But Terry just doesn't fit inside an MRI machine. It has already gotten to the point that the doctors propose to conduct research in the zoo, like a large animal. But there is no license to serve people. She herself is constantly in her bedroom in Ohio, unable to move or move. Her husband Mayron, 44, and the eldest daughter of Naji are helping her. They feed, wash and change Terry's diapers. The woman has always been big. At the age of 7, she weighed about 50 kilograms, and at her 20 years - already 252 kilograms. However, she remained active, practicing psychology for 20 years. Terri says she helped people learn how to dress themselves, feed and wash themselves. She could not even think that someday loved ones would have to take care of herself as well. When Terry was 32 years old, her knees developed severe arthritis, which made it virtually impossible to walk. Lack of exercise and led to the rapid increase in weight.
Dzhambulat Khatokhov. This boy from Kabardino-Balkaria is only 11 years old, and he has already got into the Guinness Book of Records. He was born with a normal weight of 3 kilograms and a height of 50 centimeters. But already in a year the weight of the toddler was 17 kilograms, and at two - 34. The boy's bone age at 3 years corresponded to seven-year development. At the age of 11, he already weighs 145 kilograms. Although the doctors are concerned about such a huge mass of the child, the mother only makes a helpless gesture. There is Dzhambulat, like all children, it just grows - up and to the sides. Now the boy is engaged in wrestling 5 days a week, he loves to swim. He dreams of becoming an athlete and winning the Olympics. The imposing appearance does not prevent the boy from remaining an ordinary person of his age - he loves fruits and chocolate, loves reading and playing war. They learned about Dzhambulat in Russia thanks to his participation in numerous television shows. And world fame came to him after participating in the English film from the "BodyShock" series from "Channel 4".
Carol Yager (1960-1994). Even if unofficially, this woman was recognized as the fattest woman in the world and the fattest man in history. It is said that her maximum weight was 727 kilograms, but the documents contain a figure of 544 kilograms. And this is with an increase of 170 centimeters! Since childhood, Carol showed abnormalities in digestion. She herself said that it all started because of the sexual harassment of a close relative. True, there were other factors that the woman preferred to keep silent about. As a result, she was ultimately unable to move independently - her muscle could no longer support such a mass. Carol also went down in history as the woman who lost the most weight naturally. In just 3 months, she was able to lose 236 kilograms. And this is without any intervention of surgeons. The woman died in 1994, when she was only 34 years old. At that time, she weighed 544 kilograms. Doctors stated that death was due to renal failure, which was facilitated by morbid obesity and multiple organ failure. Carol was buried in a private cemetery; almost 100 people came to say goodbye to her.
Rosalie Bradford (1943-2006). This woman was able to get into the Guinness Book of Records twice. First, as the fattest woman on the planet, and then, as the most thinner. At the age of 14, Rosalie's weight was 92 kilograms, and a year later she weighed 140 kilograms. The woman reached the greatest mass of 544 kilograms in 1987, her height at that time was 168 centimeters. This situation so depressed Rosalie that in 1988 she tried to commit suicide with the help of pain medication. Then Richard Simmons, a well-known expert in the field of extreme weight loss, contacted her. Rosalie received an exercise videotape from him and a plan for her new diet. At first she just started clapping her hands, because she couldn't do anything else. Thanks to the diet, she lost 190 kilograms in a year. Then it was time to work with a physiotherapist, which reduced the weight to 226 kilograms. As a result, the total weight loss was 317 kilograms. Thanks to proper nutrition and exercise, Rosalie began to weigh 128 kilograms, having lost 416 kilograms in total. However, the woman, delighted with the result, abandoned the diet, having recovered to 195 kilograms in two years. Rosalia pulled herself together again and lost weight already up to 90 kilograms. The doctor told her that about 30 kilograms of them belonged to excess skin and connective tissue. However, the operation to remove them was unsuccessful. Rosalie died as a result of complications at the age of 63.