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British women under 20 'most overweight in Europe'

More girls under 20 are overweight or obese in the UK than anywhere else in western Europe, alarming new research has shown.

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Only Malta and Iceland have fatter adults than Britain

Overall, only Iceland and Malta had higher levels of being overweight than Britain compared to western Europe.

Overweight and obese men aged 20+

  • Malta 74%
  • Iceland 73.6%
  • Greece 71.4%
  • Cyprus 67.8%
  • UK 66.6%

Overweight and obese women aged 20+

  • Iceland 60.9%
  • Malta 57.8%
  • UK 57.2%
  • Portugal 54.6%
  • Israel 52.7%

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