Former fattest woman in the world dies aged 37

Brandon Parsons
September 26, 2017

The 37-year-old Egyptian national had been receiving treatment for her obesity, kidney and heart ailments at Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Hospital where she passed away at around 4.35 am (local time) on Monday morning.

According to a team of doctors monitoring her condition, numerous co-morbid conditions including heart diseases and kidney dysfunction resulted in her death.

At the Burjeel Hospital, a team of around 20 healthcare professionals were treating her as per a treatment plan divided into three stages.

The parents of the woman, once dubbed the heaviest in the world, believed she suffered from elephantiasis, which is an infection which causes extreme swelling in the arms and legs.

Her sister Saimaa Selim said that she wanted to get down to just 15 stone, with the help of doctors.

Atti recently underwent bariatric weight loss surgery. She had celebrated her birthday on September 9. She remained in Mumbai after the operation for several months. However, it's clear in Eman's case that her issue was definitely not normal.

This year in February, she was airlifted to Mumbai and went through a weight loss procedure under the guidance of Dr. Mufazzal Lakdawala at the Saifee Hospital. According to her family, Abdel Aaty had completed 25 years without leaving her home prior to traveling to India as she weighed 500kg.

"We are happy that we did bring her weight down", he said while defending the family's charges. Days before she left for the Abu Dhabi hospital, she had weighed in at 176 the presence of this reporter.

In the aftermath of her death, Atti's family has expressed its gratitude to her health care providers in Abu Dhabi and thanked them for their support.

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