A 37-year-old once described as the ‘world’s fattest woman’ has died in hospital, officials have said.
Eman Abdul Atti died as a result of heart disease and kidney dysfunction according to a statement from Burjeel Hospital, Abu Dhabi.
A statement from Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi said that Eman Abdul Atti died at 4.35am.
The hospital said: ‘Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to her family.’
At one point, Atti reportedly weighed around 1,100lbs. 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 600lbs.
She had planned to drop her weight to 15 stone, her sister Saimaa Selim said in July.
Eman had said that she was grateful for all the help she had received from the hospital since May, adding that her journey of weight loss was to continue.
She originally had a gastric band fitted in India, but doctors refused to continue caring for her after the procedure.
Her family took her to Abu Dhabi’s largest private hospital as they feared she would fall back into her old ways without medical support.
The hospital said she had planned to speak at schools when her treatment was complete.