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    At 560 kg, Mexican man weighs into record books

    MONTERREY, Mexico (AFP) - A Mexican tipping the scales at 560 kilograms (1,234 pounds) will be listed as the world's fattest man by the Guinness Book of Records, while a loss of 200 kilos (440 pounds) may make him the man who lost the most weight.

    "I'm glad to be in the Guinness Book as the fattest man. I am also happy to have lost 200 kilos," Manuel Uribe, 41, told AFP.

    Uribe was able to leave his home in Monterrey, northern Mexico in March aboard a trailer to celebrate his weight loss.

    Guinness has recognized his weighty achievement with a glass plaque.

    "They gave it to me, I have it in my hands," said Uribe, who founded an organization to help overweight people.

    Uribe's photograph appears in the 2008 Guinness Book of Records alongside a description of the treatment he has had and offers of surgery he has received.

    Uribe said the editor of the book had promised to visit him next year, and held out the possibility of appearing in the 2009 edition as the man who had lost the most weight.

    Uribe appeared on television in 2006 seeking help for his excess weight, which has plagued him for more than 20 years, most of which he has spent in bed.

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    Re: At 560 kg, Mexican man weighs into record books

    how do u get to a 1.000 pounds... i mean once u hit 500. that should kill you or ur family will stop you

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    Re: At 560 kg, Mexican man weighs into record books

    unreal......

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    Re: At 560 kg, Mexican man weighs into record books

    I saw that guy on TV, he is a big ole somebitch.. While I have no respect for people who let themselves get fat, then have to have surgery to lose weight, I respect him for trying to improve his life..

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    Re: At 560 kg, Mexican man weighs into record books

    At least he is giving it a whirl.....

    If it does not work, than I will lose respect for him again

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    Re: At 560 kg, Mexican man weighs into record books

    It was worth it for the glass plaque.
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