Man Has A "Hippo Neck" After Drinking Hard Liquor Every Day For 40 Years

June 17, 2020
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A man was left with a bizarre condition called "hippo neck" after drinking hard liquor every day for four decades. 

According to the Daily Mail, the 62-year-old man from China developed large bulges of fat around his neck, swelling his neck to twice its normal size. The man told local media that, since he was 18 years old, he's drank around ten ounces of "bai jiu," a clear liquor, every day. Doctors say that his alcohol consumption caused his condition. 

The Daily Mail says bai jiu is a "super-strength" grain wine with an average of 52% alcohol by volume. 

After years of being frustrated with his fat lumps, he finally sought medical treatment for his diagnosis of the rare Madelung's Disease, which is characterized by the growth of benign tumor-like fat deposits. He'll reportedly have surgery to remove the fat. 

Check out footage of the man below, and read more here