August 12, 2022

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UK πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ most overweight country in Western Europe β€” OECD

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Obesity rates have doubled over the past two decades, and 63% of UK adults are overweight, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
However, the OECD Health at a Glance report said the overall health and life expectancy of Britons remained average – aided by a reduction in smoking and adult drinking – despite a noted shortage in hospital beds and staff.
The OECD lists the UK as one of five countries suffering from “historically high” rates of obesity since the 1990s – increasing by 92%, compared to 65% in the United States.
A number of OECD nations, such as Australia and Canada, have managed to reduce and stabilise obesity levels in recent years, but Japan remains lowest at 4%.
“Since 2013, England has seen a significant increase in the number of days people stay in hospital after a doctor declares them ready to be discharged or transferred, reaching over 30 additional bed days per 1000 population in 2015,” the report said.
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