British are the most overweight in Europe, new study showsBMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c7225 (Published 15 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7225
- Helen Mooney
The United Kingdom has the most overweight and obese people in Europe, shows a set of new health profiles comparing the health of populations across the continent.
The profiles, the culmination of a major study to compare health inequalities across Europe at regional level, show that even London’s lower prevalence of obesity, at 18%, is still two percentage points higher than Sweden’s most obese region.
The findings also show that at 29% the West Midlands has the highest percentage of obese adults in the European Union, double the European Union average of 14%. By comparison the highest for any region in Germany is 19%.
The profiles, brought together by 12 …