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Parents Lose Custody of 7 Kids Because They're Too Fat?

Seven children, including a newborn baby, have been taken from their overweight parents and put into care because of concerns over their welfare.

The family from Dundee, Scotland was split up by social workers following a meeting of the city's Children's Panel.

The youngsters include a girl born earlier this week at the city's Ninewells Hospital and taken from the arms of her 322-pound mother shortly afterwards.

The 40-year-old woman and her 53-year-old husband, who weighs around 252-pound, have not been named to protect the identity of their children.

Two of their kids, ages 3 and 4, were taken into care earlier this year.

Now the other five, including the newborn and a 13-year-old boy who is said to weigh 224-pounds, have been taken from their parents.

The local authority insisted it was not its policy to remove children from their family home solely on the basis of weight problems.

But the family's attorney Kathleen Price has previously claimed obesity was the main reason for the children being taken from their parents.

She said the couple had not been given a fair hearing and had been "victimized."

Click here to read more on this story from Sky News.