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In PHOTOS: At 368 kg, Briton is world's 'fattest man'

Last updated on: February 14, 2012 11:42 IST
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The 'world's fattest man', a Briton, is so large that he is bed-ridden but still devours eight hotdogs for breakfast and needs 18 caretakers to keep him alive.

Keith Martin, 42, tips the scales at over 368 kg, and is so large that he is bed-ridden. His needs are putting an extra drain on United Kingdom's National Health Service resources and costing the taxpayer thousands of pounds as he requires an army of 18 medical professionals to look after him, including ambulance staff, carers and nurses.

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Image: Keith Martin needs 18 caretakers to keep him alive
Photographs: Channel 5

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Eight ambulance workers must be on hand to help hoist his giant frame to a reinforced vehicle for frequent hospital visits close to his home in Harlesden, North-West London.

Trips for health checks are the only occasions in the past ten years on which he has left his bed, the Daily Mail reported.

He also requires four carers to visit him twice a day and four nurses, three times a week to wash him and monitor his health as his staggering weight is putting massive strain on his heart and other internal organs.



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Medics say he would need to shed half his bulk before he could even be considered for a gastric band to aid his weight loss. Martin took the crown of heaviest man on the planet after the previous titleholder, an over 571 kg Mexican, went on a crash diet.

Manuel Uribe, 44, is still listed as the heaviest man in the Guinness Book of Records but is believed to have shrunk.


Image: Manuel Uribe writes a text message on his cell phone at his mother's home in the suburb of San Nicolas de los Garza, Monterrey

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Martin has also overtaken another former world's heaviest man, fellow Brit Paul Mason.

At the height of his binge eating, Mason would consume in excess of 20,000 calories per day and would be wheeled to local takeaways daily by his carers.

Super-sized Martin seems to have no plans to follow Mason's lead as he says that his life of excess was triggered by the death of his mother when he was a teenager.

Martin has not had a girlfriend for 20 years and can no longer find clothes that fit him, as he is 5ft 9in with a six-foot waist.


Image: Paul Mason, a former world's heaviest man

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