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Heaviest Person in the World

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If you want to know the record holder for the heaviest person in the world, then you're in the right place. Jon Brower Minnoch was the heaviest person 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. He was a resident of Bainbridge Island, Washington, United States.

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

Carol Yager weighted 727 kg (16, 00 lbs) and was considered the fattest woman in the world. She also holds the world record of losing most weight by natural means. She lost 521 lbs in just three months. While others have registered larger total weight loss, some were assisted by bariatric surgery and/or cosmetic procedures to remove excess tissues, and all were over longer periods of time; 19 months (with surgical assistance) in the case of Guinness' record holder, Michael Hebranko, and 16 months for Jon Brower Minnoch, (said to be the heaviest man ever recorded). Guinness

Human beings have been getting remarkably fat since prehistoric times, and accurate weighing is mostly a twentieth-century phenomenon, so the heaviest man or woman ever must always remain a matter of conjecture. Every age and culture has a tale of some remarkable heavyweight.

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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.

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