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British women become the fattest in Europe

Publié par Clifford Armion le 02/04/2011

Stephen Adams

"Since 1980 the weight of the average female has increased by more than a stone (6.35kg) - leapfrogging countries including Spain, Italy, and Germany.

"At the start of the 1980s, the average 5ft 3in British woman weighed 10 stone (63.5kg), but by 2008 that had grown to 11st 2lb (70.6kg).

"Only Malta and Israel - which was classified as Western Europe for the purposes of the report, published online today in The Lancet - now have fatter women.

"The global study compared the average body mass indices (BMIs) of men and women in 199 countries."

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"British women become the fattest in Europe", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2011. Consulté le 02/03/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/british-women-become-the-fattest-in-europe