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World’s heaviest man drank '14 energy drinks a day' in the week prior to his death

Published 03/02/2016 | 11:57

Andres Moreno Photo: EPA/ULISES RUIZ BASURTO
Andres Moreno Photo: EPA/ULISES RUIZ BASURTO

The world’s heaviest man died after a weeklong energy drink binge, just two months after undergoing weight loss surgery.

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Andres Moreno, who once weighed 70 stone, died on Christmas Day after consuming large amounts of energy drinks in the days prior to his death.

Doctors who treated Moreno, from Mexico, revealed that “problems with his wife” triggered emotional stress and caused him to abandon a strict diet set out for him following his gastric surgery.

“He drank more than six energy drinks a day according to his family and we believe it could be a lot more than six,” Doctor Jorge Ojeda told MailOnline.

“As an obese man, although he was losing weight and was starting to move, exposing yourself to a stimulant can cause an irregular heartbeat, and that or a heart attack can lead to death.”

Doctors believe that Moreno (38) drank 14 cans of cola each day in the week prior to his death.

Ahead of his weight loss surgery in October Moreno had already shed more than 19 stone and had received a signed jersey from footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to help motivate him to lose weight.

Moreno’s strives to lose weight in the year before his death came as he desperately wanted to start a family.

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