One-time world's heaviest woman dies at 37

Bryan Strickland
September 26, 2017

Eman Abdul Atti, once known as the world's heaviest woman, passed away Monday morning due to complications from heart disease and kidney dysfunction, Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said in a statement. Doctors in India referred her to Burjeel Hospital, to be closer to her family in Egypt. There, her condition was managed by a medical team of more than 20 doctors in different specialties. She was later shifted back to Abu Dhabi in May due to differences between her sister and the hospital management.

She was born weighing a hefty 4Kgs and was shortly diagnosed afterwards with the parasitic disease called elephantiasis. She suffered a stroke and, unable to move or communicate, her weight increased to more than 1,000 pounds.

Her sister Shaima had learnt about Mumbai-based bariatric surgeon Muffazal Lakdawala and his expertise in bariatric surgeries and approached him for help early this year. She left on April 5 this year for the United Arab Emirates for long-term treatment.

Ahmed, who was originally from Egypt, weighed around 500 kg when she was first brought to Mumbai's Saifee Hospital to under weight loss surgery.

Eman was kept on a strict diet at Abu Dhabi and was being treated for her seizures and severe depression.

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Doctors believe a thyroid condition and a rare gene defect caused Abd El Aty's extreme weight gain, which eventually rendered her immobile.

Last month, a video of Eman was viral on social media in which she was seen dancing in her bed.

They were also grateful to the rulers and residents of the UAE for their support to Eman during the treatment. However, it's clear in Eman's case that her issue was definitely not normal.

Family members and relatives of Eman Ahmad are yet to come to terms with the loss of their beloved.

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