Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Half-Ton Mexican Man Loses 200 Pounds

`Health officials said Manuel Uribe weighed 1,235 pounds when he made a desperate plea for help on national television in January.

Unable to leave his bed for five years, the 41-year-old mechanic in the northern industrial city of Monterrey longed to move again.

His plea was answered by doctors and nutritionists who prescribed a high-protein diet, helping him lose about 200 pounds since then.’

followup to Man weighing 1,200 pounds seeks life-saving surgery in Italy.

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