Two-thirds of men are overweight

Too little exercise, too many calories: In Germany, two out of three men are overweight. The older they get, the more they gain weight. 

Two out of three men are overweight in Germany. As reported by the Federal Statistical Office on Tuesday, 62 percent of adult men weighed too many kilos last year. Thus, the proportion remained stable compared to the last survey of 2013, the data are based on a self-assessment of the persons interviewed for the microcensus. The proportion of overweight women was therefore 44 percent.

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The data are based on the so-called body mass index (BMI), which sets body weight in relation to body size. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies adults with a BMI over 25 as overweight . Above 30, adults are considered overweight or obese. Such a high figure was reported by 18 percent of respondents.

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