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Obese Londoners must hit gym or lose benefits

In bid to tackle condition, one borough says it will cut payments to obese residents who refuse to exercise.
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2013 06:39

Overweight people in one of Britain's wealthiest boroughs could soon face financial penalties.

Westminster plans to have doctors prescribe exercise to overweight residents.

If people refuse to workout, the local council will cut their benefits.

The move is part of a mission by Westminister to tackle the country's growing problem with obesity.

Currently, about 25 percent of adults in the UK are considered obese. That number will jump to over 50 percent of adults by 2050. 

Phil Lavelle reports from London.

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