Britain becoming 'fat man of Europe' according to The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges

Britain is becoming the 'fat man of Europe' according to The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges.

A report by the organisation of more than 220,000 doctors has claimed that more than half of adults will be seriously overweight if tough measures aren't implemented.

The experts have now called for tough measures to be implemented by the government, NHS, councils, food firms and parents to try and help tackle the obesity situation. This includes a 20 per cent rise in the cost of sugary drunks, as well as a ban on unhealthy foods in hospitals and fewer fast food outlets.

According to, recent figures show that around 22 per cent of men and 24 per cent of women in the UK are obese. However, the report states that this could rise to 60 per cent of men and 50 per cent of women over the next 37 years.

Those who struggling with obesity may want to seek out counselling courses to help them try and deal with the situation. Obesity currently costs the NHS £5.1 billion annually - with this figure set to rise to around £10 billion by 2050, according to

The Department of Health says that it is currently studying the findings from the report and claimed that the whole nation needed to work together to solve the issue.