The North Korean leader could be experiencing high levels of stress and now weighs between 265 and 287 pounds
By Elizabeth Shim
Kim Jong Un has gained 88 pounds in the last four years, an indication the North Korean leader could be suffering from worsening health problems.
Kim Kwang-jin, a research fellow at Seoul’s Institute for National Security Strategy, told South Korean news network YTN Kim’s state is “not normal,” and that Kim weighed 198 pounds when he initially assumed power in late 2011. Now he’s estimated to weigh between 265 and 287 pounds.
The North Korean leader could be experiencing high levels of stress, and there is evidence he has been increasing his intake of alcohol while smoking more cigarettes, the South Korean analyst said, adding Kim could be suffering from high blood pressure and respiratory problems. Read more