Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
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This man dubbed China’s fattest by medics and who weighed over 730 lbs when he was just 19 has lost more than 300 lbs in just six months after doctors removed 80 percent of his stomach.
Wang Haonan, aged 20, had his life-changing sleeve gastrectomy at Shandong University Qilu Hospital on 11th July 2018.
The six-hour operation saw medics remove four fifths of the stomach of the man that medics have dubbed “China’s fattest” in a bid to help him shed both his weight, as well as the title of China’s heaviest man.
In the sixth months since, Wang has lost an incredible 142 kilogrammes (313 lbs or 22 stone) due to his decreased appetite and a healthier routine.
He now weighs 192 kilogrammes (423 lbs or 30 stone) and has already set himself the difficult goal of halving his weight by the end of the year.
During his follow-up medical at the hospital in Jinan, capital of East China’s Shandong Province, Wang said: “My target is to weigh less than 100 kilogrammes (220 lbs 15 stone) by the year’s end.”
He displayed his determination this past Chinese New Year, when, he claims, he did not touch a single piece of meat and opted only for vegetables.
Wang claims he has grown 2 centimetres (0.8 inches) since losing weight, too.
His doctor, Liu Shaozhuang, said: “Wang Haonan has also become fairer after losing weight, because he used to suffer from acanthosis nigricans.”
The condition causes skin to become brown or black, especially in the folds of the skin, and is link to obesity.
Wang revealed his secret to continued weight loss following his surgery by saying: “Control your mouth, walk more, and don’t each too much.”