Childhood obesity

WHO: 61.7% of Bulgarians over 18 are Overweight

According to data of the World Health Organization 61.7% of Bulgarians over 18 are overweight which places the country close to top of the list in Europe regarding this index.

The situation is similar with children - 13.6% are overweight. Experts say that this is due mostly to an unhealthy lifestyle that includes a high-calorie diet combined with lack of exercise, BNR reported.

Sadiq Khan to Ban Junk Food Advertising on London Transport to Tackle Child Obesity

Independent - Junk food advertising will be banned from London's tube and bus network, under plans put forward by the city's mayor that steal a march on Theresa May.

Sadiq Khan said the move was necessary to curb the "ticking timebomb" of child obesity, which has left almost 40 per cent of 10 and 11-year-olds in the capital overweight or obese.

Obesity on the rise among Greek children

The most recent scientific data on global obesity rates have proved disappointing, as the World Obesity Federation has warned that if current trends continue, 2.7 billion adults will be overweight or obese by 2025. Moreover, 268 million children of school age (5-18) will be overweight, with an additional 91 million considered obese.

Greek boys the fattest in Europe, according to study

Greece has the highest proportion of obese boys in Europe (16.7% of the population), while Malta has the most obese girls (11.3%), according to a new international study published in the medical journal “The Lancet” , on occasion of World Obesity Day on 11 October.
Moldova has the smallest obesity rates in Europe (3.2% of the population) and 5% in boys .