According to the latest
research, 48% of men and 43% of women in the UK will be obese by
|Blood oranges. Photo by CLC Photography on Flickr|
This trend will significantly increase the prevalence of strokes, heart disease, diabetes with its many complications, and multiple types of cancer.
Worse, obesity can start in the womb: expectant mothers who are, themselves, obese or diabetic are at risk of giving birth to big babies who are in turn twice as likely to become overweight adults. Since it's self-reinforcing, this shift towards obesity can only get worse.