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Obese people in their 40s 'so unfit they move as slowly as a pensioner'

Obese people in their 40s or even younger can have as little mobility as pensioners and struggle to cross the road at traffic lights, a new study has said.

Physiotherapist Emer O'Malley, of the weight management clinic in St Columcille's Hospital, Dublin, said there were indications that obese people were now getting slower.

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