Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty

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Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty
Born(1980-09-09)9 September 1980[1]
Died25 September 2017(2017-09-25) (aged 37)
Cause of deathKidney failure, intestinal shock
Known forSecond heaviest woman ever recorded
Height4 ft 7 12 in (141 cm)
Weightapprox. 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 feet 7 12 inches (141 cm), Eman was about a foot shorter than 5-foot-7-inch (170 cm) Yager, giving her the highest recorded BMI at 251.1 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eman Abdul Atti died passes away expired – World's Heaviest Fattest Woman:". Overall Trending News. 25 September 2017.
  2. ^ "India doctor to operate on '500kg' woman". BBC News. 7 December 2016. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  3. ^ "World's Heaviest Woman? Egyptian Approved For Weight Loss Surgery In India". 8 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Sushma Swaraj's intervention helps 'world's heaviest woman' get medical visa for".
  5. ^ "India doctor to operate on '500kg' Egyptian woman". 7 December 2016 – via www.bbc.com.
  6. ^ 715 pounds lighter, Egyptian woman leaves India, Washington Post, AP, May 4
  7. ^ "World's 'heaviest' woman, Eman Ahmed, passes away in Abu Dhabi". Muslim Global. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Eman Abdul Atti, once known as 'world's heaviest woman', dies". Gulf News. 25 September 2017.
  9. ^ "'World's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital". Yahoo News. 25 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Here's how 500-kg Eman Ahmed, world's heaviest woman, will lose 80-100 kg in four weeks". ZeeNews. 14 February 2017.
  11. ^ Word Range (25 September 2017), Former ‘world’s heaviest woman’ who weighed 500kg dies in hospital in Abu Dhabi - 25th April, retrieved 19 October 2017

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