The NHS has spent at least £7m on adapting services and equipment to treat obese patients over the last five years, according to new figures.

The data, obtained by Sky News through freedom of information requests, revealed many NHS foundation trusts increased spending on services that deal with the causes, prevention, and treatment of obesity in the last two years.

Money was spent on items including bigger beds, wheelchairs and mortuary slabs, the broadcaster said.

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