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Mangia meno (eat less)

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7075.234 (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:234
  1. George Dunea
  1. George Dunea, consulting physician, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA

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    Last May in New York workers had to remove a window and several rows of bricks from the side of the house of a man weighing 850 to 1000 lb to take him to the hospital. The official record, however, according to the Guinness Books of Records, is held by a Mississippi man at 891 lb. But the judges may have been unaware of the claims of a Michigan woman who in 1993 was said to have reached 1189 lb. She had lost her bowel and bladder function, depended totally for care on nurses …

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