World's Most Obese Man Starts Treatment to Lose Weight at Guadalajara Hospital
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November 17, 2016

Mexico's 500kg man moved to hospital for extreme diet (ODN)

Juan Pedro, a Mexican man weighing 500 kilograms (about 1,100 pounds) and considered to be the world's most obese person, has begun medical treatment to lose weight and recover his health after being transported to Guadalajara in a truck specially outfitted for the task.

"Juan Pedro arrived at the Jardines de Guadalupe de Zapopan Hospital after a complex transfer from ... Aguascalientes, where he had spent six years in bed and without being able to leave," Gastric Bypass Mexico, the medical center handling the case, said in a communique.

The 32-year-old Pedro said that this is "the start of a new life," adding that he was "grateful and hopeful" for the opportunity being provided to him.

He said that with his current situation he knew that he was in danger of dying, saying that he had been overweight ever since he was a child.

"At 15 I already weighed about 200 kg and my body continued gaining weight ... out of control. I come from a humble family and we didn't know how to fight against my obesity," he said.

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