According to the Statistical Office of the European Union, every fourth woman in Great Britain suffers from obesity at the age of 18 to 24 years.
In comparison, excess weight is characteristic of only 12.7% of young Frenchwomen, it is typical of 14.4% of Spanish girls, while in Italy extra weight affects only 9.3% of the Italians, despite the country’s love for pizza and pasta.
British men have no smaller weight problems. According to the statistics, 22.1% of them are overweight, and it is the second-worst performance after Malta.
The experts have also found that the proportion of people with overweight and obesity has increased in all 19 EU member states, where the statistics was obtained. These data suggest that obesity in women is associated with the level of education: the better education a woman has, the more slender her female figure is.
Earlier this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a report calling British men some of the fattest in Europe, and British people in general – one of the most sedentary nations.