Eman Ahmed 'world's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

Eman Ahmed 'world's heaviest woman' dies in Abu Dhabi hospital

At one point, Eman reportedly weighed around 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). Doctors blamed her weight on a thyroid condition.

By: || Updated: 25 Sep 2017 02:02 PM

Eman Ahmed. PIC/ABP News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Doctors say an Egyptian once known as "the world's heaviest woman" has died in a hospital in the United Arab Emirates. She was 37.

A statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said that Eman Ahmed Atti died at 4:35 a.m. on Monday.

Doctors described her death as being due to complications from her weight, including heart disease and kidney dysfunction.

The hospital said: "Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family."

At one point, Atti reportedly weighed around 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds). Doctors blamed her weight on a thyroid condition.

Atti arrived in the UAE in May, receiving care from a team of 20 doctors at Burjeel Hospital. She earlier received medical treatment in India and underwent surgery that saw her lose some 300 kilograms (660 pounds).

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