Britain has the worst obesity problem in Western Europe, a major report reveals today.
Obesity rates in the UK have nearly doubled since the early 1990s, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
One of the report authors last night warned the Britain is following the lead of the US – the second most obese country in the world – and obesity has now become ‘normalised’ here because we watch so much American TV.
Some 27 per cent of the British population is now obese – putting the UK sixth highest in a league table of the 34 OECD nations.
Only Mexico, the US, New Zealand, Hungary and Australia have worse problems.