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World's Heaviest Man

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Discovery Channel presents the ‘World's Heaviest Man’, telling the shocking story of 1225lb (555kg) Manuel Uribe of Monterrey, Mexico. Following years of over-eating, an unhealthy lifestyle and refusing surgery, Manuel has been confined to his bed for over five years. Morbidly obese, losing the excessive weight is now a matter of choosing life over death. This film documents a year in Manuel's life, meets his family and friends and looks at what it is like to be the heaviest man in the world. Witness his gruelling battle to lose weight, find happiness and reach his goal of getting back on his feet again.