London's fattest residents are living in the suburbs

Depending which part of London you live in, you may find this hard to stomach. People living in the capital's outer suburbs are among the fattest in the country.

The UK's fattest county is Cumbria, with 68.3% of people overweight or obese Credit: Press Association

Figures published by Public Health England reveal Hillingdon has the highest percentage of adults classed as overweight or obese at 67.2%.

Kensington and Chelsea has London's healthiest residents with an obesity rate of 45.9%.

People who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Excess weight can also affect self-esteem and mental health.

Overall health problems associated with being overweight or obese cost the NHS over £5 billion each year.

There is no silver bullet to reducing obesity; it is a complex issue that requires action at individual, family, local and national levels. We can all play our part in this by eating a healthy balanced diet and being more active.

– Professor Kevin Fenton, Public Health england

Overall, 63.8% of adults in England are overweight or obese, with a body mass index of 25 or over. Here's how that compares to all London boroughs.

BARKING AND DAGENHAM

  • 63.5%

BARNET

  • 55.6%

BEXLEY

  • 66.1%

BRENT

  • 54.3%

BROMLEY

  • 65%

CAMDEN

  • 50.1%

CROYDON

  • 62.1%

EALING

  • 57.3%

ENFIELD

  • 64.2%

GREENWICH

  • 64.4%

HACKNEY

  • 48.7%

HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM

  • 49.7%

HARINGEY

  • 59%

HARROW

  • 59%

HAVERING

  • 63.3%

HILLINGDON

  • 67.2%

HOUNSLOW

  • 62.8%

ISLINGTON

  • 53.6%

KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA

  • 45.9%

KINGSTON UPON THAMES

  • 55.1%

LAMBETH

  • 51.8%

LEWISHAM

  • 61.2%

MERTON

  • 58.3%

NEWHAM

  • 56.8%

REDBRIDGE

  • 55.4%

RICHMOND UPON THAMES

  • 47.6%

SOUTHWARK

  • 56.3%

SUTTON

  • 62.5%

TOWER HAMLETS

  • 47.2%

WALTHAM FOREST

  • 54.6%

WANDSWORTH

  • 52.2%

WESTMINSTER

  • 52.6%