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UK: More Men Overweight Than Women

By NHS Digital



For several cultural, social and what the respective gender values in their romantic partners, there seems to be more focus on women's weight than men. However, obesity rates are actually growing faster among men than women.


For men this means higher risks of several health issues.


Another partial explanation that could explain why men are becoming more overweight and obese. Testosterone levels in men have been slowly declining over the years. This decline is greater than what would be expected from aging alone.


Read the full report from NHS Digital Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England, 2019