Nearly three-quarters of Harlow population “classified obese” reveals report
Health / Mon 8th May 2023 at 07:33am
NEW research has revealed the top 10 English areas with the highest prevalence of obese people and Harlow features in ninth place with 73.5% of residents classified as overweight or obese.
Health experts at Now Patient have looked into the percentage of adults classified as overweight or obese in England, Scotland and Wales to reveal the areas with the highest and lowest obesity rates.
They also looked into the number of Google searches for weight solutions from April 2022 – March 2023 to reveal the most weight-conscious areas of the UK.
You can view the full research here: https://nowpatient.com/health-news/weight-worries
The research also revealed the following:
I am sorry but your headline which includes “classified obese” is not completely accurate as the clicked through article reveals that "73.5% of residents classified as overweight or obese" - which is not quite the same. It is still a shocking figure though but not what not headline suggests. Also being "overweight" can mean just a pound or two over the target "healthy" weight range so the statistics should not have mixed the two!
Hardly surprising given the amount of cheap takeaways at every shopping hatch!
Eating less and exercise is the ‘key’ not sitting at home being a keyboard crusader.
Maybe they should publish the data in a pie chart.
Singalong anyone? We're Knights of the Rotund Table We eat whene'er we're able We do routines and chorus scenes With footwork impeccable We dine well here in #Harlow We eat ham and jam and spam a lot.
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