Obese Man Gains Weight to Qualify For Surgery

Monday, January 31, 2011 14:08
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Fans of “The Simpsons” may recall the episode (circa mid-90’s) when Homer decides to put on weight so he can go on disability.

Well, a man in the UK is attempting a similar feat to qualify for weight loss surgery.

Darin McCloud weighs 127kg (279 lbs), but local health authorities will only consider him for gastric bypass surgery if he weighs 133kg (292 lbs), and has a body mass index (BMI) of 45.

McCloud said he was eating ? of a loaf of bread, 4 packets of French fries, and bacon rolls daily in an attempt to reach his goal weight.

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