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FACT OR JUST FAT? ‘Pakistan Hercules’ aspires to become world’s strongest man

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The story of a 25-year-old man in Mardan, Pakistan weighing in at a mind-blowing 68 stone (960 lbs), who says he wants to become a weightlifting champion, has broke the Internet.

Arbab Khizer Hayat went viral as the ‘Pakistani Hercules’, triggering a flurry of fascinating comments about his ambitions to join the weightlifting arena.

Hayat’s daily consumption is as massive as his build.

Getting through a whopping 10,000 calories a day – his diet includes 36 eggs for breakfast, 7lb meat, five litres of milk and much, much more.

Standing at 6ft 3in tall, Hayat adds that he faces no health issues because of his phenomenal weight.

He says that he aims to become the champion and that he’s “thankful to God for giving me this body.” He adds that it just a matter of time before he gets into the world weightlifting arena.

“I don’t have any medical conditions nor do I feel uncomfortable with my weight. But I have to keep at it if I want to become a world champion strong man,” he said.

Hayat, started gaining weight in his teens after he realised that he wanted to get into weightlifting and strongman championships.

Hayat claims that he lifted a weight of over 10,000 lbs during a Japanese championship.

He said: “My immediate goal is to enter World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) competitions. I am looking to meet weight targets and I am consulting doctors to keep nutrition going.”

In his neighbourhood though, Hayat is already a star. He has been recognised as the world’s strongest man across Pakistan.

Hundreds of locals turn up at Hayat’s home every day so that they can click selfies with the gentle giant.

“I get a lot of love and admiration from the people here. But I dont want to stop here. I want to become a world star,” he says.

“There isn’t much scope to do strongman or weightlifting events in Pakistan. But I hope that changes soon.”

Online comments:

“Meet the ‘Pakistan Hercules’, nothing more than a fat boy! No wonder there is a shortage of pies over there. No mention of his family, he's more than likely eaten them! These people really do make you laugh.”

“He is getting ready for a major heart attack or stroke and that will be the end of things. His heart will not be able to keep up the pumping of blood because of the cholesterol.”

“If he can get up from a chair that alone must qualify him as the world weightlifting champion.”

“What kind of bed does he sleep on? What about the toilet? How many has he 'crushed' so far?”



UK women are ‘fattest in Europe’

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The UK has more obese women than any other country in Europe, according to European Union figures.

Data agency Eurostat, which looked at 19 countries, found nearly a quarter of UK women - 23.9 per cent - were recorded as being obese in the year 2008 to 2009.
To match Special Report HEALTH-INCENTIVES/
Just over 22 per cent of UK men were classed as obese, coming second only to Malta.

A person is defined as obese if their body mass index (BMI), the result of a calculation involving weight and height, is above a certain level.

The BMI correlates fairly well with body fat.

Statisticians found the share of overweight and obese people increases with age in all of the 19 member states that data was available for.
The data come from the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS) and was published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

Its figures for the UK were based on data from England, although surveys suggest the percentage of obese adults in Wales and Northern Ireland is similar and Scotland's latest health report put the figure at 28 per cent.

After the UK, the countries with the highest levels of female obesity were Malta, with 21.1 per cent, and Latvia, where 20.9 per cent fulfilled that criteria.

Meanwhile, after Malta and the UK, the countries with the highest instances of male obesity were Hungary - where 21.4 per cent fall into that category - and the Czech Republic, where 18.4 per cent are classed as such.

The UK's high levels of obesity are in stark contrast to those in countries such as Romania, where just 8 per cent of women were classed as obese along with 7.6 per cent of men.

Obesity levels were also found to be low in Italy, Bulgaria and France.

In Italy, 9.3 per cent of women were found to be obese and 11.3 per cent men.

Meanwhile, in Bulgaria levels of obesity for women and men were found to be 11.3 per cent and 11.6 per cent, with levels of France identified as being 12.7 per cent and 11.7 per cent respectively.

The figures suggested that the proportion of women who are obese or overweight falls as the educational level rises.

Last month, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley launched a bid to reduce obesity levels in England by 2020.

The minister said people need to be honest with themselves about how much they eat and drink.

He said that, overall, Britons should be eating five billion fewer calories a day than at present.