Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty

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Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty
Born (1980-09-09)9 September 1980[1]
Alexandria, Egypt
Died 25 September 2017(2017-09-25) (aged 37)
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Cause of death Kidney failure, intestinal shock
Known for Second heaviest woman ever recorded
Height 4'7½" (141 cm)
Weight approx. 500 kg (1,100 lb)

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty (9 September 1980 – 25 September 2017) was considered to be the heaviest living woman in the world and the second heaviest woman in history (after Carol Yager). However, at 4'6", Eman was more than a foot shorter than Carol Yager (5'7"), giving her the highest recorded BMI and body fat percentage. Her initial weight was claimed to be around 500 kilograms (1,100 lb). [2]

Early life[edit]

Abd El Aty was an Egyptian.[3] Her family has stated that she weighed 5 kg (11 lb) at birth. Suffering from a thyroid problem, she had to stop school. She lived in Alexandria.[4]


In February 2017 Abd El Aty travelled to India where a group of doctors, headed by Muffazal Lakdawala,[5] treated her successfully using bariatric surgery. They included an endocrinologist, a chest physician, cardiologist, a cardiac surgeon, two bariatric surgeons, two intensivists, and three anaesthetists. She remained in Mumbai after the operation for several months. The aim was to perform two operations, and during the next three and a half years, reduce her weight to less than 100 kg (220 lb).[citation needed]

She lost about 325 kg (720 lb) after undergoing weight-loss treatment in India. She left on 4 May 2017 for the United Arab Emirates for long-term treatment.[6] The doctors, treating her, said she was also suffering from a "cardiac issue" and infected bed sores. She was being treated by a team of 20 doctors at Abu Dhabi's Burjeel Hospital.[citation needed]


Abd El Aty died on Monday, 25 September 2017 at 4.35 am, 16 days after her 37th birthday, due to complications from the underlying comorbid conditions, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction, at Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE since her admission to the hospital in May.[7][8] [9] [10] [11]

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