UCL in the News: Obesity UK: we are getting as fat as Americans
2 September 2007
Never mind the angst about size zero.
The new study, based on body scans of nearly 9,000 UK adults, has also found big differences in the average American and British body shapes. …
"[The] significant differences in body shape between US and UK white adults may prove to play a key role in accounting for differences in morbidity and mortality," say the researchers from UCL [Computer Science] whose study appears in the International Journal of Obesity. …
Half of the nation's children will be classified as obese by 2050 if present trends continue.
Roger Dobson and Richard Garner, 'The Independent'