Londoners among thinnest in the country

Nine out of then boroughs with lowest proportion of overweight people are in the capital.

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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