Londoners less likely to be overweight than the rest of the UK

A league table of the fattest areas of England shows that Londoners are more likely than the national average to be a healthy weight.

Nine out ten areas with the lowest proportion of overweight or obese people were in the capital.

Kensington and Chelsea came out best, with just 46% of people there being overweight or obese- the national average is 63%. Tower Hamlets was second, with 47% of people there being overweight.

The area with the highest percentage of overweight or obese people was Copeland in Cumbria, where almost 76% of people weigh more than they should.

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