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In 2014, 1 in 4 men and women in the UK were classed as obese. Over half of the nations' adult population now has a BMI over 25. A healthy BMI is within a 18.5 to <25kg/m2 range.


Sadly, the 2014/2015 statistics for children are equally bad.


Ages 4-5:

  • One in five is overweight or obese (boys 22.6%, girls 21.2%) and around one in ten is obese (boys 9.5%, girls 8.7%)


Ages 10-11:

  • One in three children is overweight or obese (boys 34.9%, girls 31.5%)

  • Around one in five children is obese (boys 20.7%, girls 17.4%)

The UK now ranks 5th for obesity prevalence among men (24.5%) and 10th for women (25.4%), out of the 34 OECD countries.


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