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Obese Brits more likely to need private medical cover than other EU nations?

Published on 10/12/2010
People in the UK may be more likely to require private medical cover to treat illnesses associated with being overweight than any other nation in the EU, a new report has suggested.

According to figures from European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 24.5 per cent of adults in the UK are obsese, more than in any other nation with Ireland in second place on 23 per cent.

This compares unfavourably to Romania, the slimmest country in the EU, where just 7.9 per cent of adults are obese.

Overall, the report, entitled Health at a Glance Europe 2010, found that over half of adults living in the EU are overweight.

Furthermore, only one in five children in the EU exercised regularly and almost half (40 per cent) of all 15 year olds have been drunk at least once in Denmark, Lithuania, the UK, Finland, Bulgaria and Estonia.

Being overweight or obese is known to contribute to a number of health conditions, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
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