Sport: Here are the 2 European countries overweight champions: 65% of the inhabitants have an IMC greater than 25

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53% of adult Europeans are overweight. A high average, with regard to the risks that this poses for health, but far from that of two champions countries of the extra pounds, where 65% of the population has a BMI greater than 25.

Un homme qui mesure ses kilos sur une balance. © iStock a man who measures his pounds on a scale.

An adult is considered overweight when its body mass index (BMI), calculated according to its size and weight, is greater than 25 *. And if we rightly think, in Mexico and the United States, when we refer to the countries that suffer the most - 75.20% and 73.10% of their population are obese respectively, according to the last Data provided by the OECD - Europe is not left out.

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53% of Europeans have too high IMC

today, more than half of the inhabitants of the old continent are in Overweight, including 36% pre-obese and 17% obese. This is the finding drawn up by Eurostat, in an statement published last July on its platform. And it's not good news for health because the phenomenon has a considerable impact on the body. 44% of Cases of Type 2 Diabetes, 23% of heart disease and up to 41% of cancers are bound to an IMC too high, based on the official WHO data relayed by INSERM .

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Croatia and Malta, the most overweight European countries

if 53% of Europeans are overweight, this average hides many disparities between states. In Croatia and Malta, the rate reaches 65%. These two countries appear in first place in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland and Slovakia. France, it is a good student, with a part of 47% of overweight inhabitants, just in front of Italy, which lasts last.

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To discover also: This is the country in which the overweight rates in the European Union in Croatia: 65% in Malta: 65% in Czech Republic: 60% in Hungary: 60% in Finland : 59% in Slovakia: 59% in Romania: 59% in Turkey: 59% in Latvia: 58% in Poland: 58% in Slovenia: 58% in Greece: 58% in Estonia: 57% in Lithuania: 57% in Portugal : 56% in Bulgaria: 55% in Spain: 54% in Ireland: 54% in Germany: 54% in Austria: 52% in Sweden: 51% in Belgium: 50% in the Netherlands: 50% in Denmark: 50% In Cyprus: 50% in Luxembourg: 48% in France: 47% in Italy: 46% * The BMI is calculated by dividing the weight (in kilos) by the size (in meters) to the square. Thus, an adult measuring 1.65m and weighing 70kg has an IMC of 25.7 (overweight). From 82kg, it is considered obese (BMI greater than 30).

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