Many people in UK underestimate their weight

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 14 May 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h2621
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

More than a third of UK residents who think of themselves as overweight are actually clinically obese, a European survey has shown.1

The survey, carried out for the European Association for the Study of Obesity, also found that a fifth of UK adults who consider themselves to be of a normal weight are in fact overweight. This compares with 16% in France and 10% in Italy.

The online survey of …

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