WHO report: 77 pct of men and 67 pct of women in Greece to be overweight by 2030

An estimated 77 percent of Greek men are predicted to be overweight in 15 years and 67 percent of women, health experts have warned.

According to a study of 53 countries by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is presented Wednesday at the European Congress on Obesity in Prague, the proportion of obese men and women will more than double from 20 percent to about 40 percent.

Being overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9. Obesity – a growing cause of disease and disability around the world – starts with a BMI of 30.

Other countries found facing growing obesity problems include Ireland, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic. The Dutch are the thinnest of the lot, the survey found.

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