We tend to think of fat people as jolly or funny, but this rosy picture is quite far removed from reality. In truth, many overweight individuals suffer due to their condition, and there’s nothing funny about that.
Jon Brower Minnoch of Washington is one example of how obesity can adversely affect you. Noted for being the heaviest human being ever to walk the face of the Earth, Minnoch is believed to have weighed a staggering 1,400 pounds. His true weight was never known since he was too large and too sick to move or stand on a weighing scale.
Minnoch’s massive weight made movement a difficult task. A dozen firemen were needed to move him to the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, He used a ferry boat to get there and he occupied two beds that were pushed together. At the hospital, 13 people had to work together to roll Minnoch over to change his linen. He eventually died in 1983 at the age of 41.
Elvis Aaron Presley is widely known as “The King of Rock and Roll” and rightly so. He was a celebrated musician and singer who won three Grammys and sold millions of records. He was successful in various genres and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at the age of 36.
The King was also dubbed, however, as “the Greatest Glutton of All Time” by Matthew and Mark Jacob in their book “What the Great Ate.” They revealed that Presley consumed about 10,000 calories daily, mostly from his favorite peanut butter, jelly, and bacon sandwiches. Between this eating problem and prescription drug abuse, the rock star and sex symbol eventually passed away in 1977.
Minnoch and Presley are two tragic examples of people whose lives were ruined because of obesity and the list is growing. The World Health Organization said that 2.8 million people die each year simply because they are overweight.
There are many ways to lose weight but one effective way to solve this problem is bariatric surgery. In this method, changes are made to the digestive system to limit the amount of food you eat or reduce the absorption of nutrients. Undergoing weight loss surgery in Mexico is recommend for people who don’t respond to exercise or diet and for those who have serious health problems.
If you are bothered by obesity and want to change for the better, ask Bariatric Surgery Solutions how effective Mexico weight loss surgery can save your life.
(Article and image excerpt from 8 of history’s greatest gluttons, Ranker)