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article imageSuper Size Me: British city builds morgue for the obese

By Miriam Mannak     Jan 5, 2012 in Health
Gloucester - Gloucester in the United Kingdom has built a new morgue that can hold bodies op to 318 kg. The reason? The city's existing facility can't cope with the increasing number of obese corpses.
The costs of the project are estimated at $7,7 million and comprises four special fridges with wide doors, adjustable height levels and a stronger frame.
Another feature is a set of two heavy duty trolleys, which can transport bodies weighing between 222 kg and 318kg.
Scott Riddell, the centre’s manager, was quoted in The Daily Mail saying: “Obesity is a growing trend that is just going to get worse and we need to be prepared for that."
Physicians and scientists consider obesity a true epidemic in the UK, which is currently the fattest European nation. Currently one in four British adults are obese, and this number is expected to grow by 73% over the next two decades, and crash diets are gaining popularity.
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