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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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Obesity data reveals north-south divide in England

Data released by Public Health England shows the fattest county in England overall is Cumbria, with 68.3% of people overweight or obese, followed by North Yorkshire and Staffordshire, both on 67.9%.

Public Health England data shows 63.8% of adults in England are overweight or obese. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Meanwhile, the thinnest local authorities include several in London, such as Kensington and Chelsea (45.9%) and Richmond upon Thames (47.6%).

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