Obesity stats published

Nearly two thirds of adults in Wales are overweight by their early forties. That's higher than both England and Scotland with more men than women carrying the extra pounds!

Nearly two thirds of Welsh adults overweight or obese by early forties

Nearly two thirds of adults in Wales are overweight by their early forties. That's higher than both England and Scotland with more men than women carrying the extra pounds!

Research by the University of London shows 37% on adults in Wales are overweight by the time they're 42, with 26% obese. Compare that to 21% of adults in England who are obese by the same time.

Lorna Prichard reports.

2/3 of people in Wales in early 40s overweight or obese

The study found en are more likely than women to have a weight problem, but are less likely to realise it

Nearly two thirds of people in Wales in their early 40s are overweight or obese, according to new research by the University of London.

The results show that 37% of adults were overweight by the age of 42, with 26% obese.

Men are more likely than women to have a weight problem, but are less likely to realise it.

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