Nearly 1 in 6 European Adults Considered Obese
According to new research from Eurostat, nearly 1 in 6 adults across the European Union is considered obese.
Among Member States where data is available, Romania recorded the lowest share of obesity in 2014 with 9.4 percent. Malta was at the very top of the scale (26 percent), followed by Latvia (21.3 percent) and Hungary (21.2 percent).
The research found that there is no systematic difference in obesity levels between men and women. However, across all Member States, the share of obesity increases with age. About 2.7 percent of young people in Slovakia aged between 18 and 24 fall into the obesity bracket. Among older Slovakian people aged between 65 and 74, that increases drastically to 33 percent.
- Putin's Russia in Biggest Arctic Military Push Since Soviet Fall
- Putin's Approval Rating High Despite Protests
- Russian Attitudes Towards Corruption
- Britain's Gender Pay Gap Starts at Early Age
- Brexit Effect On Women's Rights Under Scrutiny
- Octogenarian Italian Feeds the Poor with Food Waste
- Lone Migrant Children Arriving in Italy by Sea Doubles
- Greek Island Refugee Camp A Place Without Human Dignity
- Greece On Track For 2018 Surplus Target
- Greece Hopes Lenders Will Drop Austerity Demands
- Greek Debt Manageable
- Greece Bids Farewell to Mitsotakis
- Lloyds Named Britain's Best LGBT Employer
- Euro Zone Economy Steams Ahead
- Hollande Warns of American 'Populism'
- Whither Belgian Beer? Rise Of U.S. Brews Hurting Old World Craft
- The Rise of Young Asylum Seekers in Europe
- Emmanuel Macron's Landslide Win
- Populism's Call
- Instability, Quagmire, & Peace
- Greek Islanders Rely on Volunteers & God
- UK Politics: Jeremy Corbyn on the Rise
- UK Election: Dis-May-Ed
- May's Snap Election Gamble Backfires
Europe: "Nearly 1 in 6 European Adults Considered Obese"