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Rob Kardashian depressed by weight loss struggle: Diabetes, kidney failure risk

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Rob Kardashian is so frustrated with his 70-pound weight gain that he cried over his weight-loss struggle on the March 9 episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians."

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Rob was shocked when blood tests revealed he is dangerously overweight and at risk of developing diabetes and kidney failure.

“Your liver is shutting down,” Rob's mother, Kris Jenner, told him. “This is life-threatening at this point. You can only sustain this level of being unhealthy for so long.”

Kardashian, 26, began crying while undergoing laser treatment to remove stretch marks and several arm tattoos. “I don’t even want to sit down because of how fat I am," he sobbed to his mother off-camera. "I don’t know what to do.”

Kris immediately hired a nutritionist and trainer to clean out Rob's refrigerator and devise a diet and workout plan to get him healthy again.

“It’s time for me to help Rob out, gain a little control, and get him a nutritionist and some help so he can get his health back together," said Jenner.

Rob confessed that he really wants to lose weight for his health, since his father (the late attorney Robert Kardashian) died from esophageal cancer in 2003 at age 59.

“It’s a shock to me," said Rob. "I have numbers that are freaking my whole family out. My dad passed away super-early, so my sisters could never handle that again. That’s what everybody is super-concerned about.”

Rob had a rippling physique when he first starred on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" in 2007. He remained in phenomenal shape until 2012, when he went through some relationship problems, including a public breakup with singer Rita Ora.

Rob's weight has been a recurring theme on "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" for the past three seasons. His sisters Kim, Khloe and Kourtney have all expressed concern that Rob's weight gain has made him reclusive and depressed.

Recently, rumors swirled that Rob was considering stomach-stapling weight-loss surgery to lose 70 pounds. The 5-foot-10 Rob reportedly weighs about 260 pounds and desperately wants to slim down before Kim's wedding to Kanye West.

Meanwhile, Kim has maintained her 50-pound weight loss by working out daily and following the low-carb Atkins diet, a high-fat ketogenic-style diet known for producing rapid weight loss.

Kim said losing the baby weight was the hardest thing she had ever done, but also one of the most rewarding. "I work out so hard and this was such a challenge for me but I did it!" she said. "I'm so proud of my accomplishment."

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