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If you look, Andre has a disproportional head, hands and feet, a sign of giantinism. Big Show is just naturally big. And the size of his gut is all his own doing. But no, I don't think his heat will go the distance, and he wont live to be in his 50's or 60's.
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And here's some proof from the June 2001 edition of RAW magazine:

 

Big Show's weight battles began in earnest when he was 21 and recived treatment for acromegaly (gigantism). A tumor on his pituitary gland coused his rapid growth, which would have continued unchecked had he not received treatment to correct the condition. The late Federation Hall of Famer Andre the Giant also suffered for acromegaly.

 

However, the treatment also affected Big Show's metabolism. Before his treatment, Show was 7-foot-1 and 328-pounds, but had only 5.2 percent body fat and a 36-inch waist. Within three months he had exploded to a 55-inch waist. "That was pretty much this end of my basketball career," he says.

 

When he made his professional wrestling debut with WCW in 1996, he weigheda rock-solid 390 pounds. But, he says, life on the road and excessive partying caused him to balloon to 537 by the time he signed with the Federation. He dropped 50 pounds before he made his Federation debut, thanks largely to liposuction - which, he adds, is not the way to go for sensible weight-loss.

 

"With lipo you just end up putting it all back on," he sayd. "You have to change you lifestyle and the way you eat to keep it off."

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