An epilepsy sufferer has spoken of a “huge” improvement in his condition after he shed five stone in weight.
Daniel Hassall, from Sandbach, Cheshire, said there has been a dramatic reduction in the number of epileptic seizures he experiences after he lost weight.
The 6ft (1.83m) 20-year-old, named Slimming World Young Slimmer of the Year, saw his weight plummet from 18 stone 8lb (118kg) to 13 stone 6½lb (85kg) after he ditched a fast food diet. Mr Hassall regularly suffered up to 30 partial seizures a day and one grand mal, or full seizure, every couple of weeks before his weight loss. Now he says he suffers fewer than five partial seizures a day and the full seizures are far less frequent.