Czechs among EU’s most obese nations


The Czech Republic has one of the highest rates of obese people in the EU, according to a survey by the bloc’s statistics body, Eurostat, released on Thursday. Based on data from 2008 and 2009, the proportion of obese people in the adult Czech population reached 18.3 percent, which puts the country in fifth place among all 27 EU member states. Czech women aged between 65 and 74 top the EU’s obesity chart, with 35.9 percent. The survey suggests that obesity levels are higher with less educated people while it found no relation between obesity and gender.