Health Problems and Incapacitation
|"I love life. I love all of it, and in fact I love food."|
|— Ariel Sharon, 1982|
Since the 1980s, Sharon had suffered from obesity, and suspected chronic high blood pressure and high cholesterol - he was reputed to be 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) tall and to weigh 115 kg (250 lb). His staff car would reportedly be stocked with snacks, vodka and caviar. Stories of Ariel Sharon's appetite and obesity were legendary in Israel. He would often joke about his love of food and expansive girth. He was a daily consumer of cigars and luxury foods. Numerous attempts were made by doctors, friends and staff to impose a balanced diet on Sharon, but they never succeeded.
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