More than a quarter of the planet’s population is suffering from fat-related health problems, a damning report warns.  And four million people died in 2015 as a direct result of being too tubby. Around 2.2 billion people – 30 per cent of the total global population – were found to be too fat. The majority of these were ill as a result. Levels of obesity have doubled in

more than 70 countries since the 80s, according to the major study in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the UK, a quarter of adults are obese – with a body mass index (BMI) over 30. It compares to just one in 35 in the 70s. And one million British kids are also dangerously fat, around eight per cent. Being too heavy increases the chances of type 2 diabetes, heart, liver disease and several common cancers.  Experts said the findings reveal “a growing and disturbing global public health crisis”. READ MORE