The scale of the obesity crisis was laid bare last night when an alarming report revealed Britons are the fattest people in Europe.
A quarter of women and a fifth of men in the UK are now so overweight that their health is at serious risk.
British women head the EU league, with 23 per cent clinically obese, and men fare little better, with 22.3 per cent classified as obese -behind only Malta.
The shocking figures, compiled by the British women are now officially the most overweight in Europe and men aren’t far behind
EU’s statistical office, will fuel fears that Britain is facing a public health timebomb created by a growing reliance on fast food and time-saving technology.
Experts say that unless the Government acts now, an entire generation faces an old age blighted by heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases brought on by obesity.