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59% of Europeans are fat, World Health Organisation found

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Nearly six of every 10 Europeans are overweight or obese, the World Health Organisation (WHO) found.

WHO’s European Health Report also showed that in the WHO Europe region, which includes Caucasian and Central Asian states, had the highest levels of alcohol and tobacco use in the world.

BBC wrote that the report commended countries for reducing deaths from cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases – heart attacks and stroke.

Nevertheless, it also warned that 30% of the region still smoked – a higher figure than for any other region, while an average alcohol consumption equivalent to 11 litres of pure alcohol a year was also a global high.

Consequently, WHO officials assumed that young people in the region «may not live as long as their grandparents».


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  1. Linda says:

    I knew eating all these biscuits would have a detrimental effect not to mention all the bad eating habits in one’s youth!

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