Unhealthy Britain is the most obese country in Europe

Britain is one of the most unhealthy countries in Europe and has the highest level of obesity, an influential health study has shown.

The worst place is the West Midlands where 2million adults, or 29 per cent, are obese. The North East is a close second.

That is double the EU average of 14 per cent, the Association of Public Health Observatories revealed.