World"s fattest man Paul Mason loses an incredible 45 stone

World's former fattest man loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess SKINPaul Mason, from Ipswich, Suffolk, once weighed an incredible 70 stone Former postman now needs operation to help him get even thinner51-year-old says excess skin makes it difficult to walk By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 19:49 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 4 January 2013 The former fattest man in the world has lost almost two thirds of his weight – but now wants an operation to remove his excess skin.

Former world"s fattest man Paul Mason loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess SKIN

World's former fattest man loses an incredible 45 stone – but now needs an operation to shed eight stone of excess SKINPaul Mason, from Ipswich, Suffolk, once weighed an incredible 70 stone Former postman now needs operation to help him get even thinner51-year-old says excess skin makes it difficult to walk By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 19:49 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 11:42 GMT, 3 January 2013 The former fattest man in the world has lost almost two thirds of his weight – but now wants an operation to remove his excess skin.

Norovirus: Winter vomiting bug closes hundreds of hospital wards as cases hit a FIVE-YEAR high

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Is SALT making children fat? Youngsters left parched by crisps and chips are quenching their thirst with sugary drinks

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Worrying teenage trend for self-harming sparks sharp increase in calls to Childline

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Dating men admit to lying about their earning power, hobbies and divorce in order to make good first impression

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Lack of exercise is as bad for you as smoking: Failing to get fit causes 90,000 deaths a year

Lack of exercise is as bad for you as smoking: Failing to get fit causes 90,000 deaths a yearDeath toll from smoking is only slightly higher Only a third get enough exercise each week | UPDATED: 07:04 GMT, 18 July 2012 Under NHS guidelines, everyone is meant to take at least two and a half hours of exercise a week If you thought kicking the cigarette habit was enough to keep you healthy, you may want to go and find your trainers.