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More than 7,000 UK workers too fat to work

The Department for Work and Pensions statistics show the total number of obesity claims has doubled in three years to 7,080

By Stewart Whittingham
Daily Mirror

BIRMINGHAM, England — More than 7,000 adults in Britain are being paid sickness benefits because they are too fat to work.

The taxpayers' bill for their welfare payments came to more than £28million last year, shock figures reveal today.

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