Obesity and dating
England: In 2016 in England, 40% of men and 30% of women were overweight and 26% of adults were classified as obese, which is a 15% rise since 1993.
In 2016/17, 1/5 of children in Year 6 and 1/10 of children in Reception were classified as obese.
65% of men were either overweight or obese, compared with 53% of women.
According to the 2015/16 Child Measurement Programme for Wales, 11.7% of children aged 4-5 are obese, and a further 14.5% are overweight.
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There was a significant increase between 20, when prevalence increased from 62% to 65%.
Since 2008, prevalence has stabilised, fluctuating between 64% and 65%.
‘If you want to give yourself a heart attack when you’re 52, then so be it, it will save the NHS some money. I want to see people take action and lose weight, and take responsibility for it.
At the end of the day, we all have a choice.’ ‘Listen…