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06/02/2010

500 Pound Chinese Man Seeks Treatment for Obesity

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Liang Yong, 30, who weights about 230 kg (507 pounds) and is 1.58 metres (5.18 feet) tall, is pushed on to a cart by his father (L) after a medical examination at a hospital in Chongqing municipality May 27, 2010. Liang is not able to walk due to his weight and is required to seek further medical treatment at the hospital. REUTERS

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A nurse tends to Liang Yong, 30, who weighs about 230 kg (507 lbs) and is 1.58 m (5.18 ft) tall, in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. Liang, who has suffered from obesity since 1998 and has unsuccessfully tried different methods of losing weight, is in a critical health condition due to his weight, and has been warded in the intensive care unit since last week, local media reported.REUTERS


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Liang Yong, 30, who weights about 230 kg (507 pounds) and is 1.58 m (5.18 feet) tall, sits in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality May 31, 2010. Liang, who has suffered from obesity since 1998, is in a critical health condition due to his weight, and is warded in the intensive care unit since last week, local media reported. Liang has tried different methods to lose weight, but in vain.  REUTERS


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Nurses try to move Liang Yong, 30, who weighs about 230 kg (507 lbs) and is 1.58 metres (5.18 ft) tall, in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. Liang, who has suffered from obesity since 1998 and has unsuccessfully tried different methods of losing weight, is in a critical health condition due to his weight, and has been warded in the intensive care unit since last week, local media reported.  REUTERS


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Liang Yong, touches the head of his 3-year-old daughter Liang Shuang in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. REUTERS


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Liang Yong sits while posing with family members in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. From left are Liang's mother Yang Mingxiu, 53, father Liang Chaozhong, 63, Liang's 3-year-old daughter Liang Shuang, Liang, Liang's 5-year-old son Liang Xin, wife Tang Xiaoyan, 27, sister Liang Cui, 23, and aunt. REUTERS


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Liang Yong reads newspaper in a ward at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. REUTERS


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Liang Yong walks in a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. REUTERS


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Liang Yong, 30, who weighs about 230 kg (507 lbs) and is 1.58 m (5.18 ft) tall, receives treatment while reading a newspaper at a hospital in Chongqing municipality June 1, 2010. REUTERS


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Liang Yong, 30, who weights about 230 kg (507 pounds) and is 1.58 metres (5.18 feet) tall, is helped on to a cart by his father (L) at a hospital in Chongqing municipality May 27, 2010. REUTERS

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