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.
Turkey is now the most obese nation in Europe, as the country has an obesity rate of 32.1 percent, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned in a newly released report. Data on around 900 million people in 53 countries found Turkey rising up the obesity league tables.
Sizes of various pastries traditionally a part of Turkish breakfast will be reduced in Turkish school canteens, in line with new regulations unveiled by the Health Ministry and Education Ministry in an attempt to fight child obesity.
Leading home appliances brand Beko has set out on a mission to raise awareness of childhood obesity in partnership with longstanding partner, FC Barcelona.
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.
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.
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 .