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10 In Peshawar the biggest city of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, the prevalence of obesity and overweight in females is 26.
In the South of England, 18 per cent of those attending their first appointment were obese, while a further 26 per cent were overweight.
In some regions, there are particularly high numbers of overweight and obese children in Year 6, with Southwark and Newham in London having the highest proportion at 43.
Simon Gillespie, chief executive of the British Heart Foundation, said: "Falling rates of obesity in reception age children is promising, but the fact remains that we now have more children leaving primary school overweight or obese and this is unacceptable.
Kids who saw the overweight character took more candies (an average of 4) than those who saw the mug or the normal-weight character (2).
In about 1,200 cases, parents were overweight or obese but their teen was not.
In 2030, the proportion of obese and overweight men here is projected to rise to 89% with a corresponding 85% of women falling into this category.
The highest numbers of overweight adolescents were found among black youth (36.
As for Americans who report being overweight, equal percentages say they are overweight and trying to lose weight (18%) or are overweight and not trying to lose weight (18%).
Local authorities are ideally placed to develop co-ordinated action across their departments, services and partner organisations to tackle overweight and obesity in the local population.
The fattest region is the North East, where 68% of people are overweight or obese, followed by the West Midlands at 65.
The Overseas Development Institute said one in three people worldwide was now overweight and urged governments to do more to influence diets.