Britain has made No progress on Tackling Obesity in the last 18 Years Claims Report
Posted: Sat, 01 Dec 2018 10:42
The UK has failed to make any progress in the fight against obesity over the past 18 years, a global report has warned.
Obesity has been constantly rising since 2000 and the number of dangerously overweight children of school-leaving age is at an all-time high.
A worrying 68.6 per cent of grown men were overweight in the UK in 2016, as well as 58.9 per cent of women.
The report laying out how well countries have performed while working towards global nutrition targets has said the UK is making 'no progress or worsening'. The same is also happening in the US.
And it warns more than a quarter of all adults in the UK are obese, as well as one in 10 children between the ages of five and 19.
People in the country eat too much meat and fatty food and not enough legumes, seeds or nuts, the report warned.