As of 2013, the fattest living man in the world weighed more than 1,345 pounds. Khalid bin Mohsen Shaeri was airlifted from his home to a hospital in Riyadh after King Abdullah issued an order for his medical assistance.
Shaari has continued to undergo treatment and therapy since undergoing bariatric surgery, but he is still unable to walk on his own. As of 2014, it is estimated that he has lost as many as 700 pounds.
The Guinness Book of World Records lists Jon Brower Minnoch as the world's heaviest man at a weight of 1,400, when he was admitted to University Hospital in Seattle suffering from congestive heart failure in 1978. At the time of his death in 1983, Minnoch weighed 798 pounds.Learn More
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates how much a person should weigh varies based on individual factors such as current height and weight. The calculation used to indicate whether a person is over- or underweight is the body mass index (BMI).Full Answer >
Ideal weight is based not only on height but also on how much muscle, fat and bone the body contains, with fat as the most important factor, according to Rush University Medical Center. A doctor can estimate the body fat percentage by using the person's height and weight to calculate body mass index, or BMI, and then determine an ideal weight range based on this number.Full Answer >
As of November 2014, several websites provide a chart showing how much you should weigh for your height. Body mass index (BMI) calculators are also readily available online to help you determine whether you are at a healthy weight.Full Answer >
To find the proper weight for a person's specific age, take height into account, according to Medical News Today. Many people choose to use Body Mass Index (BMI) as a means of measuring how much they should weigh.Full Answer >