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Why is Dubai paying people in gold to lose weight?

Dubai's cash-rich government has come up with an unusual way of encouraging people to lose weight - paying them in gold for every kilogram they shed.

So in a region where one in five has diabetes and obesity is a growing concern, will this financial incentive also provide an opportunity for the city's fitness industry to make a fat profit?

Jonathan Frewin reports.

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