obesity

Surgery "will very much change my life."

 05/09/2017 - 02:02
Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, the most obese man in the world at 500 kgs, delivers a press conference to announce the treatment he will undergo in order to lose 10 percent of his body-mass, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 21 December 2016. EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto
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Mexican Juan Pedro Franco believed to be the most obese man in the world, is preparing for an operation that will reduce his stomach size and hopes that this will enable him to enjoy his hobbies, something he could not do weighing 595 kilos.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 2:00am
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Mexican Juan Pedro Franco, the most obese man in the world at 500 kgs, delivers a press conference to announce the treatment he will undergo in order to lose 10 percent of his body-mass, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, 21 December 2016. EPA/Ulises Ruiz Basurto

Obesity: a new Epidemic in Latin America

 04/26/2017 - 06:07
Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão

A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 6:00am
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Participants of a beauty contest for overweight women at the erotic-products fair in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Apr. 20, 2017. EFE/Marcelo Sayão