Only 10% describe themselves as obese

1 in 4 UK adults are obese

UK is the fattest nation in Europe

2/3 of men are overweight or obese

The average person in Britain is nearly three stone heavier than they were 50 years ago

More than 2.1 billion people—nearly 30 percent of the global population—are overweight or obese

Obesity is the most potent risk factor for Type 2 diabetes, accounting for 80–85 per cent of the overall risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

An obese man is five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, three times more likely to develop cancer of the colon and more than two and a half times more likely to develop high blood pressure – a major risk factor for stroke and heart disease

An obese woman is almost 13 times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes, more than four times more likely to develop high blood pressure and more than three times more likely to have a heart attack

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