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HEAVIEST HUMANS - WORLD RECORDS

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HEAVIEST HUMANS   The story of the heaviest humans on Earth is by turns turbulent, tragic and even uplifting. Record holders face a constant struggle, not only with their extreme size and fluctuating waistlines, but also the life-threatening health issues that accompany them.             The heaviest human category is not one that’s challenged very often. Few individuals wish to publicize their extreme obesity, although occasionally a new story breaks when someone seeks help for what is a very serious medical condition. This is the case with the most recent man to be verified as the world’s heaviest human: Juan Pedro Franco Salas of the central Mexican city of Aguascalientes. In Nov 2016, Juan Pedro made headlines around the world when he was hospitalized for life-saving treatment. Initially reported to weigh 1,105 lb (501 kg; 79 st), he actually tipped the scale at 594.8 kg (1,311 lb 4.9 oz; 93 st 9 lb).Prior to Juan Pedro, the heaviest man was fellow Mexican Manuel “Meme” Uri