18/07/2012 11:15 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Lonely Lives Of Britain's Obese Teens: Some Haven't Set Foot Outside Home For NINE Years

Lonely lives of Britain's obese teens: some haven't set foot outside home for NINE years Rex Features

The fearful and lonely lives of some of Britain's obese children has been revealed by a top surgeon.

Obesity expert Jonathan Barry said that some children are so embarrassed at being fat they never leave the house.

Some children are so stigmatised and afraid of bullies that they exist only indoors.

In fact, some of the patients he had treated hadn't left home for NINE years.

Mr Barry - who is treating Britain's fattest teen Georgia Davis, 19 - told The Sun: "These people do have to be brave just to go outside the front door.

"A lot of my patients tell me they feel quite embarrassed going anywhere and this just reinforces the problem.


We have seen patients over the years, young people, who haven't left home for eight or nine years.


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