Almost two-thirds of adults in England overweight

Some 63.8% of adults in England are overweight, according official data that also revealed that North Yorkshire is among the fattest counties.

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63.8% of adults in England now obese or overweight

The fattest and thinnest parts of England have been revealed for the first time by Public Health England, highlighting the scale of the obesity crisis.

63.8% of adults in England are overweight or obese, according to Public Health England. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Three-quarters of people in some parts of England are overweight or obese, according to the new league table, which shows that North Yorkshire is among the fattest counties.

Overall, 63.8% of adults in England are overweight or obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or over.

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