1 Updates
In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population
Photo Credit: Spencer Platt, Getty Images

In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population

Feb 21 2013, 5:50am CST | by

London, Feb 21 (IANS) The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

London, Feb 21 — The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also...

Filed under: news

Full Story below YouTube Videos

 
 

 

1 year ago

In UK, obesity overtakes two-thirds of male population

Feb 21 2013, 5:50am CST | by

London, Feb 21 (IANS) The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

London, Feb 21 — The obesity epidemic in the United Kingdom has overtaken two-thirds of the male population, leaving less than a third in the ideal weight category, considering that there might also be those with less than normal weight, according to a new finding.

Experts sounded a warning that the out-of-control problem has caused tripling in the numbers hospitalised because of obesity.

Data from the National Health Service showed that the proportion of men now considered a healthy weight, with a body mass index of between 18.5 and 25, reduced from 41 percent in 1993 to 34 percent in 2011.

At the same time, the number of women with a healthy BMI, calculated by dividing weight by height squared, dropped from 50 percent to 39 percent, the Telegraph reports.

One in four men and women in the UK are now considered obese, with a BMI of more than 30, with the rest classed as overweight.

The obesity crisis in children in the UK may be levelling off as the figures showed that 31 percent of boys aged two to 15 were considered obese or overweight in 2011, the same as the previous year. In girls, 28 percent were classed as obese or overweight in 2011, compared with 29 percent in 2010.

The report also showed that purchases of fresh and processed fruit and vegetables in the UK have been on a downward trend since 2008. Purchases for fruit were 4.1 per cent lower in 2011 compared to 2008.

And the amount of vegetables purchased in the UK reduced by 2.4 percent - with a 6.6 percent reduction in purchases of fresh green vegetables.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

iPad Sales Predicted to Decrease in Q2 2014
iPad Sales Predicted to Decrease in Q2 2014
Despite a record breaking sale in the holiday season, the iPad might see a decline in sale in the second quarter of 2014
 
 
New Photos Reveal the iPad Air 2 with Integrated Front Panel and Display
New Photos Reveal the iPad Air 2 with Integrated Front Panel and Display
The move to the integrated display might turn out into a thinner shape for the upcoming iPad Air 2
 
 
How Earbuds Have Changed The Sound (And Business) Of Pop
On March 26th, Zack O’Malley Greenburg broke an exciting story for Forbes: When Wu Tang Clan releases The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, it will be a singular piece of music in the truest sense of that word, as only...
 
 
Hearthstone vs. Rollercoaster Tycoon 4: The Battle For The Soul Of Mobile Games
It’s been an interesting month for mobile games, one that I believe clearly illustrates a split for the scene with the release of two high profile games, Blizzard’s Hearthstone and Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon 4....
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Melissa Joan Hart: Celebrity pressure is gym motivation
Melissa Joan Hart admits the pressure of being a celebrity encourages her to go to the gym. The 38-year-old actress - who gained 60lbs while pregnant with her third child in 2012 - recently lost a dramatic 40lbs and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
iPad Sales Predicted to Decrease in Q2 2014
The iPad might be unable to generate a blockbuster sale in the second quarter of 2014, as a new report claims that the device might experience a declined sale in the specific period.The report has been published by...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
New Photos Reveal the iPad Air 2 with Integrated Front Panel and Display
The next model of iPad Air might get a thinner shape, as a number of photos reveal that the device will include its front panel integrated with the display, rather than being separated.The photos have been unveiled by...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Pebble Is Winning The Wearables War and What That Means For The iWatch
Some suggestive data indicates that the Pebble smartwatch, which sold 400,000 units in 2013, has the most staying power of the first batch of consumer wearables. null Want a clear indication that what these numbers show...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Sberbank Denies Funding Pro-Russia 'Terrorists' In East Ukraine
As chapters in the Russia-Ukraine political drama unfold, Russia’s largest bank takes center stage. Sberbank, Russia’s largest, is being investigated by Ukraine’s Attorney General for allegedly paying Ukrainian soldiers...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Cyphort Adding Context To Advanced Malware Detection
This series of articles and the accompanying videos are part of an ongoing project to illuminate the people, products, and vendors that make up the IT security industry. The vendors paid a fee to cover the expense of...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Hearthstone vs. Rollercoaster Tycoon 4: The Battle For The Soul Of Mobile Games
It’s been an interesting month for mobile games, one that I believe clearly illustrates a split for the scene with the release of two high profile games, Blizzard’s Hearthstone and Atari’s RollerCoaster Tycoon 4....
Read more on Business Balla
 
Insurers Fret Hepatitis C Pill Costs Along With Obamacare
As health insurance companies reveal much anticipated first-quarter earnings, it’s the unpredictable impact from the five-figure cost of new Hepatitis C treatments that are the subject of as much  Wall Street worry as...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Friday Box Office: 'Heaven Is For Real' Earns $7.85M, Johnny Depp's 'Transcendence' Flops
Heaven Is For Real is to The Grudge as God’s Not Dead is to The Ring. As the first major Christian-centric film to drop after the surprisingly successful God’s Not Dead, Heaven Is For Real got to capitalize on being the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
The Wealthiest Are Getting Wealthier Three Times Faster Than Any Other Group
The denizens of Forbes’ 400 Rich List and Billionaire’s Row would have been ecstatic yesterday when French economist Thomas Piketty, much-heralded author of “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” made his debut at the...
Read more on Business Balla
 
 
Auto Balla Sexy Balla Sport Balla TV Balla Politics Balla Movie Balla Apple Balla Business Balla Ad Balla Celebrity Balla