A 26-year-old man was declared the fattest person in Wuhan, after gaining 100 kilograms during the five-month quarantine in which the city was.
The man, identified only by the name Zhou, was overweight before the coronavirus crisis, but managed to keep his weight under control. He worked at a cafe in the city, had a busy schedule and led a relatively normal life, reports the International Business Times, which quotes the Chinese press.
But all that changed when Zhou began to spend most of his time at home. Unable to burn calories, he began to gain weight and, in a few months, weighed 280 kilograms, over 100 kilograms compared to before the coronavirus epidemic.
Zhou's shocking case came to the attention of doctors earlier this month. Because the man began to feel very ill, he decided to seek medical attention and so he was treated at Wuhan University Hospital. Doctors here found out that Zhou had not left the house at all for 5 months.
The young man is now being treated by Dr. Li Zhen, deputy director of the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Surgery at the University Hospital.
The doctor says the patient's obesity is caused by genetic factors and endocrine abnormalities, exacerbated by inactivity and increased caloric intake during the five-month isolation in Wuhan. He hopes that Zhou will be able to lose at least 50 kilograms, after which he will be able to undergo a stomach reduction surgery.
In the USA, they joke that not only black lives are important, but black wives are fat. Scientists say that it is, but obesity does not cause malnutrition, but racism.
Black people, especially black women, are more likely to experience health problems than white people. In the United States, four out of five black women are obese. Doctors associate overweight black women with poor health. Anti-obesity campaigns are targeting black women.
Increased attention to their weight is not news, it reflects racist ideas about the body of a black woman. Scientists who studied races three centuries ago argued that black women can reach sizes that white women never dreamed of. Allegedly, African men specially fed their wives so that they were as thick as possible.
European newspapers persecuted stories about African holidays for feeding black women to the sizes that men want. Doctors at the end of the 19th century believed that black women and men were unable to control their "animal appetite" in food, drink and debauchery, and that they die early. All this was nothing more than the assumptions of Victorian scientists, they are not supported by any scientific data.
The current view that black women’s diseases are due to weight is based on racist ideas. And in general, doctors say that fat people need to lose weight in order to solve health problems. But various studies show that stereotypes of obesity are responsible for some fat problems with health, which previously dumped overweight.