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Half ton man continues weight loss

By sibananda     Mar 8, 2007 in Health
Manuel Uribe, who was weighed more than half ton was out of house after a long gap of five years.
Manuel Uribe was once certified by doctors weighed about 1235 lbs were bed ridden since 2002.He was relying on his mother and friends to feed and take care. He was wheeled out of his house first time since 2002 to greet his friends and see the light of sun.
He is still unable to leave his bed. Uribe has lost 395 pounds since he began a high-protein diet a year ago. He now weighs about 840 pounds.
To celebrate the milestone, six people pushed Uribe's wheel-equipped iron bed out to the street as a mariachi band played and a crowd gathered. He was lifted in a truck and he waved to the public and press people who had gathered to have a glimpse of him.
He drew world wide attention when he pleaded for help in national television in January 2006. Afterward, an Italian and a Spanish doctor both visited and offered gastric bypass surgery. But he denied and chose help from Mexican nutritionists working with the Zone diet. He told he would continue to those diet till his weight becomes 265 pound. Doctors says it will take three to four years for him to reach his goal.
Uribe said he plans to start a foundation to help overweight people get medical assistance and teach them about healthy eating habits.
Good improvement considering his condition. The people with obesity should try for those diets and can lessen their weight.
Many can escape the operation which has tripled in USA in recent years.
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