Heaviest Man in the World
If you want to know the record holder for the heaviest man in the world, then you're in the right place. Jon Minnoch was the heaviest man ever recorded in history. At his peak weight, he was approximately 1400 lb (634 kg, 100 stone). This figure was only a close estimation, however, because his extreme size, poor health, and lack of mobility prevented use of a scale.
Manuel "Xavier" Uribe, a man living in Mexico, reached a world record peak weight of around 597 kg (1,320 lb). Uribe lost approximately 400 lbs and continued losing more weight. In March 2007, Uribe set a goal to lower his weight to 120 kg (260 lb), he has also been featured on The World's Heaviest Man
Did you know that fluid retention (oedema) occurs when the body is unable to express fluid, in other words, when fluid isn't removed from the body tissues, including the skin, causing it to build up either across the body or in a localized area. More properly known as edema, fluid retention is very common, and it can have a variety of causes and treatment approaches. Fluid retention is sometimes the main cause of extreme body weight gains. For example the case of Jon Minnoch above.