UK third fattest nation in Europe


The UK has now emerged as the third fattest nation in Europe, with two in three people overweight, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report showed. The two other countries that ranked above Britain are Malta and Turkey. Research on 53 countries, involving 900 million people, showed that not only is Britain up on the obesity league tables, it is also the “world champions” for alcohol consumption. And this could be a huge contributor to Britain’s obesity rates. On average, Britons drink 10.7 litres of pure alcohol a year, compared with a European average of 8.6. Dr Claudia Stein, director of…

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