12 Feb, 2018 @ 11:23
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Andalucia the fattest region in Spain after study reveals almost 50% of Spaniards overweight

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ANDALUCIA has been labelled the fattest region in Spain in a new study on obesity. 

The study revealed more than 47% of Spaniards aged 18 to 64 are overweight or obese, while one fifth of boys aged 15 to 15 weigh above the average.

The number of girls who are overweight has increased by 100% since 1996.

 

Andalucia, Asturias and Galicia, have the highest obesity levels, while the Balearic Islands, Catalunya and the Basque Country are among the lowest.

The figures come from a General Directorate of Public Health study published last week.

“All people have an individual responsibility, but in our society the ability to choose a healthy diet at an affordable price is complicated,” said nutritionist Miguel Angel Royo.

Poor exercise and diets too much meat and lacking in fruit and vegetables were cited as fueling the obesity problem.

 

Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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