World’s fattest man dies at 38. Can you guess why?

via Stuff

via Stuff

The world’s most obese man has died of heart failure at the age of 38.

German press agency Deutsche Presse-Agentur cited a friend of Mexican man Andres Moreno Sepulveda who said he died on his way to the hospital in the state of Sonora on Christmas Day. Sepulveda had weighed as much as 450kg. Sepulveda’s publicist confirmed the news to London’s Daily Telegraph.

It is understood he suffered a heart attack.

“He was doing well, but he had had two previous heart attacks. He became short of breath, and died in the ambulance,” said Carmen Palacios, who had been helping him during his rehabilitation over the past year.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo had sent Sepulveda a signed shirt, in a bid to encourage him to loose weight.

Sepulveda, a former police officer, had been bedridden for four years. He lost weight, trimming to 320kg, before undergoing gastric bypass surgery to reduce his stomach, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported.

The fatter you are, the harder your heart has to work.

The question in my mind is: How come someone can eat themselves to 450kg without any kind of reasonable intervention along the way?

It’s nothing short of suicide by food.


– Stuff

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