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Maltese men are the most overweight in Europe, WHO study finds
The study shows that Malta is the most overweight country in the EU.

Emma Galea

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has just published a European Regional Obesity Report, and results aren’t looking too good for Malta…

Turns out that Malta has the largest percentage of overweight men in Europe.

The study shows that the Maltese islands top the continental charts, with 73 per cent of its male inhabitants considered to be overweight.

Israel came in second place and Andorra third, with 70.9 per cent and 70.3 per cent of the countries’ men considered to be overweight, respectively.

Maltese women aren’t too far behind…

With 59.6 per cent of all Maltese women being overweight, Malta has the second most overweight female population in Europe.

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In this regard, Malta is surpassed only by Turkey, where 69.3 per cent of women are overweight.

Overall, Malta ranks as the second most overweight country in Europe, with 66.4 per cent of the nation’s total population being overweight.

Turkey topped the charts to be Europe’s most overweight country, with 68.4 per cent of its population considered to be overweight.

Nonetheless, Malta is still the most overweight country in the EU.

39.9 per cent of Maltese children aged between five to nine are considered overweight, a number surpassed only by Greece and Italy.

The islands face a similar fate in the 10 to 19-year-old age group, with 35.2 per cent of this demographic in Malta considered to be overweight.

What do you make of these results?

4th May 2022


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as my films as she possibly can!

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