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London has the fewest overweight people of anywhere in England

Posted at 12:00 pm, February 12, 2014 in Maps, News
london is thin

[Photo: Dave Cox]

It’s true what they say: we’re a right bunch of lightweights. And Public Health England are inclined to agree, as London has got the fewest overweight people of any region in England. Just 57.3 percent of Londoners tip the scales into the naughty zone, versus a national average of 64 percent. Come to think of it, though, that’s still more than half.

London obesity map

[Fit but we know it. Source: the Guardian’s fat map]

Some boroughs are more svelte than others, however. Kensington & Chelsea is home to London’s thinnest citizens with only 45.9 percent overweight, and Tower Hamlets, Richmond and Hackney are also on the skinny side. But for a little more badonkadonkdonk, head to Bromley, Bexley or Hillingdon, where 67.2 percent of people weigh in a tad heavy.

Those numbers in full:

London overweight and obese statistics

Hey skinny 42.7 percent of you, why not try one of London’s best burgers?

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