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[Fattest man is suing the NHS for ‘letting me grow’](The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010)
By EMMA MORTON
The Sun Health and Science Editor
Published: 07 Jan 2011
Paul - once the world’s fattest man - vowed to use any compo to help other patients who need weight-loss ops.
The 50-year-old, of Ipswich, said he begged his local NHS trust for help at 30st.
But the medic he consulted in 1996 told him: “Ride your bike more.”
When the former postman hit 64st he asked to see an eating disorders specialist, but was sent to a dietician.
He had life-saving gastric surgery last year and is now a relatively slim 37st.
He took an overdose of powerful pain killers because of his huge body mass they failed to do any harm. He later slashed his wrists after having an earlier gastric band op cancelled.
Five more years passed before he was given the chance to have the operation.
At his heaviest Paul was eating 20,000 calories a day - ten times what a normal, healthy man should consume - and the cost of caring for him is thought to have hit £1million in 15 years.
They give his weight in stone; 1st = 14 pounds.