World's heaviest man transported from his bed by 7 people for a fat reduction surgery

The worlds heaviest man - who weighs in at a staggering 960 lbs - is going for fat reduction surgery tomorrow.

World's heaviest man transported from his bed by 7 people for a fat reduction surgery

The world's heaviest man - who weighs in at a staggering 960 lbs - is on to a fat reduction surgery.

Andres Moreno, 37, was transported out of bed by a team of 7 staff onto a special reinforced stretcher to transport him from his home in Obregon City to a Guadalajara hospital for the gastric bypass.

Medics will remove the majority of Moreno's stomach, and the procedure is used in morbidly obese patients to reduce meal quantities and the absorption of calories from food in a bid to make them lose weight.

The 37-year-old had become bed bound over recent years due to his weight and also suffers from a variety of serious illnesses.

However, the surgery poses a real risk to Moreno's life as doctors have rarely carried out such an operation before.

Even Surgeon Jose Castañeda admitted his weight even posed a difficulty to equipment such as the operating table which had never carried so much before.

Moreno is optimistic and hopeful for a second chance at a normal life.

'I start a journey that must carry me to a new phase of life, a new chapter and I hope to a new book altogether, different and far from the prison that my own body has become,' Fox News Latino reported.

Moreno is the second Mexican to claim the title of fattest man after the Guinness World Record awarded Manuel Uribe with the title of heaviest man alive in 2006. Sadly, he passed away last year aged only 48.

Mexico has one of the world's fattest populations, with 70 per cent of people overweight and a third of them are obese, causing a range of serious health problems.

The country also suffers one of the worst rates of diabetes which kills more than 80,000 Mexicans every year.

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