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.
"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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