British people will be the ‘fattest in Europe in the next decade’

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  1. Apocales 4:35a.m. just one more episode..

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    Things aren’t looking good for us Brits

    British people could be the most overweight in Europe in the next decade if things don’t change soon. An incredible 38 per cent of Brits could be obese by 2025, which would mean we had the highest ratio of rotund women and the joint highest proportion of fat men in Europe. Professor Majid Ezzati, from Imperial College London, who led the research, said: ‘To avoid an epidemic of severe obesity, new policies that can slow down and stop the worldwide increase in body weight must be implemented quickly and rigorously evaluated, including smart food policies and improved health-care training.’ From 1975 to 2014 the number of men and women in the world classified as obese soared from 105 million to 641 million, the research published in The Lancet medical journal revealed. The analysis of BMI trends showed since the 1970s average BMI around the world had increased from 21.7 to 24.2, with the average person becoming 1.5kg (3.3 pounds) heavier. Despite the trend, excessively low body weight remained a serious public health issue in the world’s poorest regions, the study authors pointed out. The research was based on pooled data from almost 1,700 population studies and 186 countries.

  2. Roy Fokker Forum Veteran

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    John Bull is a lard-ass so... so what?

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