Heaviest Woman in the World
If you want to know the record holder for the heaviest woman in the world, then you're in the right place. Carol Yager (1960 - 1994) of Flint, MI; 5 ft 7 in, estimated to have weighed more than 1600 lbs at her peak. She had been fat since childhood. She was perhaps more notable for having lost the most weight by natural (non-surgical) means, in the shortest documented time (521 lbs. in three months). In 1993, she was measured at 1189 lbs when admitted to Hurley Medical Center, suffering from cellulitis. She lost nearly 500 lbs on a 1200-calorie diet, but most of that weight was thought to be fluid, and she regained all of it and more soon after being discharged. When Yager died in 1994 at the age of 34, she weighed about 1200 lbs (544 kg), and was 5' 7" (170 cm) in height.
Roselie Bradford measured 1053 lbs (477 kg), but estimates that she weighed more than 1200 lbs (544 kg) at her peak two years earlier, a claim accepted by Guinness. Already over 300 lbs when she dropped out of college, Bradford became an exercise instructor, running seven miles three times a week, but continued her steady gain in weight. At her peak, she measured eight feet wide, and took up two reinforced king-size beds. After being treated for symptoms of heart failure, she was eventually persuaded by Richard Simmons to embark on a five year diet, an experience she described as hellish. Tortured by hunger, by fast-food commercials, and by dreams in which she ate without limit, she nevertheless got down to under 300 pounds, setting a world's record for weight loss. She later sued the Star tabloid for suggesting that she couldn't have intimate relations with her husband at over half a ton.
Donna Simpson, 42, is considered for the title of the world's heaviest living person. She is from New Jersey and weighs more than 42 stone and aims to reach 1,000 pounds, or 71st.
Did you know that Body mass index or BMI is a simple and widely used method for estimating body fat mass. BMI is an accurate reflection of body fat percentage in the majority of the adult population. A formula combining BMI, age and gender can be used to estimate a person's body fat percentage to an accuracy of 4%. Here is a chart:
- Any BMI ≥ 35 or 40 is severe obesity
- A BMI of ≥ 35 or 40–44.9 or 49.9 is morbid obesity
- A BMI of ≥ 45 or 50 is super obese