Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty

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Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty (9 September 1980 – 25 September 2017) was an Egyptian woman who was thought to be the heaviest living woman in the world and the second heaviest woman in history (after Carol Yager). Her initial weight was claimed to be around 500 kg (1100lb). [1] She was born in Alexandria, Egypt.[2] Her family has stated that she weighed 5kg (11 pounds) at birth. Suffering from a thyroid problem, she had to stop school.

In May 2017, she was hospitalized and taken to India for health problems due to her weight.[3] She was later transferred to the United Arab Emirates for further treatment. She lost around 715 pounds during her hospital stay.

Abd El Aty died on September 25, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates from septic shock caused by kidney failure.[4][5] She was 37 years old.[6]

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  1. "India doctor to operate on '500kg' woman". BBC News. 2016-12-07. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  2. "World's Heaviest Woman? Egyptian Approved For Weight Loss Surgery In India". 8 December 2016.
  3. 715 pounds lighter, Egyptian woman leaves India, Washington Post, AP, May 4
  4. "World's 'heaviest' woman, Eman Ahmed, passes away in Abu Dhabi". Muslim Global. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  5. "Eman Abdul Atti, once known as 'world's heaviest woman', dies". Gulf News. 25 September 2017.
  6. "'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital". Yahoo News. 25 September 2017.