Half Of the Adults in Europe Are Obese

Thursday, December 30, 2010 21:21
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European researchers have determined that right now more than half of the adults in the European Union (EU) are overweight or obese. The Paris-based Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and the European Commission, warn that continual growth in the obesity rate will skyrocket healthcare costs.

To make matters worse, the researchers also found that one in seven children are overweight or obese; putting future adults at increased risk of mortality due to obesity-related medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

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