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Video: World's Heaviest Man Celebrates Birthday and Weight Loss Milestone
Date:6/10/2008

Zone Diet Creator Dr. Barry Sears and His Team of Physicians Give Manuel

Uribe A New Lease on Life

DANVERS, Mass., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Manuel Uribe, listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the heaviest living man in the world, has lost more than one-third of his body weight and now weighs just over 800 pounds thanks to an international team of doctors led by Dr. Barry Sears, creator of the Zone Diet. As he approaches his 43rd birthday on June 11, Manuel credits Dr. Sears and his team for saving his life despite monumental odds.

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After decades of failed weight loss methods, including a botched liposuction that nearly killed him, devotion to the Zone Diet has been the only weight loss program to have such a positive impact on the Mexican man, whose weight once topped 1,200 lbs. Dr. Sears, along with two of Mexico's most prestigious physicians, Dr. Silvia Orozco Avina and Dr. Gustavo Orozco Avina, are at the helm of the interdisciplinary team of doctors, nutritionists and exercise physiologists who continue to work diligently to help Manuel reach his goal . . . and his birthday.

"Manuel's ability to lose more than 400 pounds without resorting to weight loss surgery is a remarkable accomplishment. His success can be attributed to the fact that he's never hungry because his all-star medical team is stabilizing the hormones that control hunger through diet and high levels of omega-3 fish oil with EPA and DHA," said Dr. Sears.

That's not to say that Manuel hasn't been tempted by multiple offers to perform the surgery for free. In fact, during a recent filming with the Discovery Channel, he was approached by two surgeons from Texas, who attempted to convince him that gastric bypass surgery was his best option. However, Manuel's de
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