Obesity set for record levels in Sweden by 2030

At the European Congress for Obesity in Prague today, a WHO (World Health Organisation) report predicted that one in four men in Sweden will be classified as obese by 2030, compared with 14% of men in 2010.

For women the prediction is not quite as bleak. Within the next fifteen years, the percentage of women in the obese category (with a Body Mass Index, BMI, of over 30) is expected to rise by ten percent to 22% of the population, reports Svenska Dagbladet

Of the European nations encompassed by the report, the most alarming picture was painted for Ireland. By 2030, a staggering 89% of Irish men will fall into the obese category.