Being labelled as the fat man of Europe is not one of the UK’s proudest moments, but, it’s time to accept some bitter home truths. We are currently facing a public health crisis with an estimated one in four British adults being classed as obese.

The UK really is carrying extra weight for Europe with the highest levels of obesity, beating countries such as Germany, France and Spain.

No wonder the NHS is under such strain as obesity and its consequences costs £5.1 billion a year. This is only going to increase. New reports suggest that this figure will double by 2030 to an estimated annual cost of £12 billion a year!

With 30,000 deaths in adults

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