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In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population

Feb 21 2013, 5:50am CST | by

London, Feb 21 (IANS) The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

London, Feb 21 — The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also...

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In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population

Feb 21 2013, 5:50am CST | by

London, Feb 21 (IANS) The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

London, Feb 21 — The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

Experts sounded a warning that the out-of-control problem has caused tripling in the numbers hospitalised because of obesity.

Data from the National Health Service showed that the proportion of men now considered a healthy weight, with a body mass index of between 18.5 and 25, reduced from 41 percent in 1993 to 34 percent in 2011.

At the same time, the number of women with a healthy BMI, calculated by dividing weight by height squared, dropped from 50 percent to 39 percent, the Telegraph reports.

One in four men and women in the UK are now considered obese, with a BMI of more than 30, with the rest classed as overweight.

The obesity crisis in children in the UK may be levelling off as the figures showed that 31 percent of boys aged two to 15 were considered obese or overweight in 2011, the same as the previous year. In girls, 28 percent were classed as obese or overweight in 2011, compared with 29 percent in 2010.

The report also showed that purchases of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables in the UK have been on a downward trend since 2008. Purchases for fruit were 4.1 per cent lower in 2011 compared to 2008.

And the amount of vegetables purchased in the UK reduced by 2.4 percent - with a 6.6 percent reduction in purchases of fresh green vegetables.

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Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat h ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

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Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Cheryl Wills filed t ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

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Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Che ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Binghampton / Oneonta

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat health ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Capital Region

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Cheryl Wills filed the ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Berkshire County, MA

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to ea ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Cheryl Wi ...
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360° Coverage : In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population

11 Updates
In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population
Photo Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images

In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population

Feb 21 2013, 5:50am CST | by

London, Feb 21 (IANS) The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

London, Feb 21 — The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also...

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1 year ago

In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population

Feb 21 2013, 5:50am CST | by

London, Feb 21 (IANS) The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

London, Feb 21 — The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

Experts sounded a warning that the out-of-control problem has caused tripling in the numbers hospitalised because of obesity.

Data from the National Health Service showed that the proportion of men now considered a healthy weight, with a body mass index of between 18.5 and 25, reduced from 41 percent in 1993 to 34 percent in 2011.

At the same time, the number of women with a healthy BMI, calculated by dividing weight by height squared, dropped from 50 percent to 39 percent, the Telegraph reports.

One in four men and women in the UK are now considered obese, with a BMI of more than 30, with the rest classed as overweight.

The obesity crisis in children in the UK may be levelling off as the figures showed that 31 percent of boys aged two to 15 were considered obese or overweight in 2011, the same as the previous year. In girls, 28 percent were classed as obese or overweight in 2011, compared with 29 percent in 2010.

The report also showed that purchases of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables in the UK have been on a downward trend since 2008. Purchases for fruit were 4.1 per cent lower in 2011 compared to 2008.

And the amount of vegetables purchased in the UK reduced by 2.4 percent - with a 6.6 percent reduction in purchases of fresh green vegetables.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
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3 weeks ago

Booze 'should have calorie labels'

Oct 30 2014 7:10pm CDT | Source: BBC News

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Source: BBC News   Full article at: BBC News
 

 
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10

3 weeks ago

Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. ...
Source: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn   Full article at: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Capital Region

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat h ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Ithaca / Cortland

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healt ...
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3 weeks ago

Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Capital Region

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Cheryl Wills filed t ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Binghampton / Oneonta

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Che ...
Source: Your News Now - Binghampton / Oneonta   Full article at: Your News Now - Binghampton / Oneonta
 

 
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Binghampton / Oneonta

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat health ...
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Capital Region

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Cheryl Wills filed the ...
Source: Your News Now - Capital Region   Full article at: Your News Now - Capital Region
 

 
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Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: Your News Now - Berkshire County, MA

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to ea ...
Source: Your News Now - Berkshire County, MA   Full article at: Your News Now - Berkshire County, MA
 

 
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3 weeks ago

Nutritionist Gets Kids Teaching Kids about Nutrition

Oct 29 2014 12:54pm CDT | Source: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn

Some good news in the fight against childhood obesity: a recent study shows pre-schoolers are slimming down. A local nutritionist is doing her part to reduce the numbers with an eye-popping video that teaches youngsters how to eat healthy. Cheryl Wi ...
Source: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn   Full article at: YNN Syracuse, Oswego, Auburn
 

 

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Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
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