New Shape: Juan Pedro Franco has shown off his weight loss
The man who was dubbed as the world’s fattest last year has shown off his incredible 39st weight loss.
Juan Pedro Franco, 33, earned the title of the heaviest person alive by the Guinness World Records in 2017.
The Mexican man tipped the scales at 93st before his gastric bypass surgery back in November.
Now, after two procedures and a strict exercise regime, he has reduced his weight to under 71st.
Since he started just over a year ago, Juan has dropped a whopping 39st – the equivalent of a silverback gorilla.
World’s Fattest: The 33-year-old earned the title by the Guinness World Records in 2017
But his ultimate aim is to be able to walk again, after years of remaining in his bedroom.
Juan first made headlines in November 2016 when he was admitted to the clinic after making the trip in a specially-adapted van to the western city of Guadalajara, in western Mexico.
At the time, surgeon Jose Antonio Castaneda said Juan’s obesity and related conditions – including diabetes – has made the operation impossible and he needed to lose weight.
He went on a three-month diet and lost 27.5st to prepare him for the operation in Guadalajara, which intended to drop his weight by half.
Juan then had a similar operation for months ago, which involved key-hole surgery to divide his stomach by half – giving him a much smaller capacity.
According to the World Health Organisation, Mexico is a global leader in obesity with 35% of its adults overweight or obese.
Juan has been obese all his life, but his size increased following a car incident at the age of 17.
He is from the small Mexican state of Aguacalientes and has been in Guadalajara for his treatment over the past 12 months.
In 2007, Juan also featured on “The World’s Heaviest Man” documentary about his attempt to overcome his obesity.
Via Daily Star UK
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