“Young Europeans May Die at Earlier Age Than Their Grandparents, Says WHO”

Rising obesity levels in Europe could shorten the life expectancy of a generation:

The Guardian: Young Europeans may die at earlier age than their grandparents, says WHO

Looking at the nice graphic above I can’t help but notice that my country Sweden is now one of the thinnest countries in Europe. This after more than five years when LCHF diets have been the most popular weight loss method around. The latest numbers – from earlier this year – even hint that the obesity epidemic could already be broken in Sweden:

Obesity is “Exploding” in Europe, Except in This Country

5 Comments

  1. greensleeves
    I notice the Mediterrean countries are very very heavy. Oops. So much for the "Med diet." Maybe we should replace that with the "Nordic diet?" Herring for all! :D
    Reply: #5
  2. Christoph
    Austria is slimmest here!
    God bless our Blunzn, Schweinsbraten, Grammelschmalz and Saumaise! :D
  3. palo
    Sorry Dr. E, 55.2% is nothing to brag about. There's a lot of work left for you to do in Sweden and the rest of the world. Good luck! We are all behind you.
    Reply: #4
  4. Agree and thanks. However the latest official government numbers (from 2014) has the percentage at 49.0 percent, down a bit from 2013 and 2012. So not sure if the Swedish numbers they used for the graph are entirely current.
  5. stefpahl
    They eat a lot of junk food in mediterranean too, unfortunately. I'm thinking the "Med diet" is some kind of abstract diet that doesn't really exist in reality. Or maybe it exist on the Sunday dinner table.

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