Curious: The fattest human in the world defeats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

From Guinness to the fattest man in the world to overcome COVID in just 3 years. Mexican Juan Pedro Franco obtained a Guinness record thr...

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  • From Guinness to the fattest man in the world to overcome COVID in just 3 years.
  • Mexican Juan Pedro Franco obtained a Guinness record three years ago for being the fattest human being in the world.
  • Today he can tell you he survived COVID-19.

Three years ago, the Mexican Juan Pedro Franco obtained a Guinness record. He was the fattest human being in the world, weighing almost 600 kilos on the scale. Today, three years later, he can tell you how he  survived comorbidities, and even more surprising, COVID-19.

“I didn’t think so much that it could get complicated for me. Until time passes and one begins to reason, that is when one begins to think that it could have been complicated and it could have been something bad,” Franco tells Efe from his home in the central state of Aguascalientes, where he spent a month in confinement since 15 August.

Juan Pedro, 36, took a turn in his life when at the end of 2016 he found the necessary help to lose the kilos that kept him bedridden and that made the world’s heaviest man receive the Guinness (594, 8 kilos).

The help, after 10 years looking for it, came from the hand of Dr. José Antonio Castañeda, who from the western state of Guadalajara agreed without the young man having economic possibilities to take his case, determined to control Juan Pedro’s diseases and perform surgeries. necessary for me to lose weight.

Dr. Castañeda, who has been monitoring Juan Pedro’s health since then, was the first to know this August of the positive for COVID-19 of his patient, who was infected after his mother also contracted a disease that she could not overcome.

Against all odds: The fattest man in the world survived the coronavirus.

Juan Pedro Franco was recently discharged from the hospital after two negative coronavirus tests.

He himself recounted how doctors told him that his chances of survival were practically zero.

Tragically, his mother died of coronavirus ”

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

A MILD TO MODERATE FRAME

“I was concerned (when I found out about the infection) because we still don’t know much about COVID but we do know the high mortality it has in patients who have comorbidities such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and heart disease,” said the doctor.

Franco now weighs, after three surgeries and a long process of more than three years, between 200 and 210 kilos, 70 of which belong to excess skin that will be removed, and contracted the coronavirus with his comorbid diseases “controlled”, according to your doctor.

“If right now he were in the conditions in which we found him for the first time, he would be an easy prey for serious complications from COVID and he would not be among us,” reflected Castañeda.

However, thanks to having lost nearly 400 kilos in weight, the medical condition that he presented when he was infected with the new SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus did not go beyond “mild to moderate.”

“The main thing was the flu (cold), body aches, leg pain and a little temperature. The taste, the smell and the headaches went away. It was what I had the most ”, expressed an already recovered Franco.

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

A DIFFERENT HOME

Juan Pedro was living in Guadalajara, together with the medical team, for two years, but in 2018 he returned home to Aguascalientes.

Despite having overcome COVID-19 after a 22-day struggle and finding himself with a controlled weight and health, the young man is not going through his best moment, since in a matter of three months he lost both his father and his mother.

Now, Franco lives with his older brother, whom he can already help at home by doing things “like starting to help sweep and start washing some dishes”, daily tasks that keep him out of a bed from which he could not get up for seven years. .

Juan Pedro, with the duel still present, cannot predict what awaits him in the future, but now he knows that he has a life ahead of him.

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

With 76,430 deaths and 730,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19, Mexico is the fourth country in the world with the most deaths from the pandemic, surpassed by the United States, Brazil and India.

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Fattest human beats COVID against all odds (PHOTOS)

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