Britons are fatter than most in the rest of Europe: Johnson
LONDON (UK) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Monday Britons were fatter than people in most of the rest of Europe. He admitted he shed weight after contracting the novel coronavirus.
Speaking to Times Radio, Johnson said: “I have taken a very libertarian stance on obesity but actually when you look at the numbers, when you look at the pressure on the NHS (National Health Service), compare, I’m afraid this wonderful country of ours to other European countries, we are significantly fatter than most others, apart from the Maltese for some reason. It is an issue.”
“Everybody knows that this is a tough one, but I think it’s something we all need to address.”
Johnson did some press ups to show he was “as fit as a butcher’s dog” in an interview with the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
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