2. BRITISH GIRLS AMONG FATTEST IN EUROPE
British girls have become among the fattest in Europe, according to a landmark study. With 29.2% of British girls under the age of 19 either obese or overweight, Britain has the 27th-worst record in the world, with only Iceland and Malta faring worst in Europe. The data, published in The Lancet, is believed to be the outcome of the most extensive research ever conducted on the matter.