UK rates of obesity increased by 92% over two decades

04:42 EST 13 Nov 2017 | Pharmafile

A recent report by the OECD shares concerns that the UK’s overall health looks set to face a crisis due to the rising levels of obesity that the country faces.

With 27% of the population being considered obese, this places the UK as the country with the sixth largest population considered obese per capita, from the OECD’s list of 35 wealthy nations. Beyond this, levels of obesity have risen by 92% since the 1990s, which is a faster rate than the nation with the highest proportion of obesity, the US (65%).

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