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‘No admittance to obese persons’
  1. Helen Sweeting
  1. Correspondence to Dr Helen Sweeting, MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK; helen{at}

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Individual consequences of obesity can include reduced life expectancy, increased risk of diseases and physical difficulties as well as stigmatisation, psychosocial and economic problems.1 2 However, apart from well-publicised suggestions that obese airline passengers should pay for two seats,3 or that …

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