Nearly half of all British men will be obese within 20 years

Almost half of all men in Britain will be clinically obese within 20 years. Health experts are predicting the number of obese Britons could swell to 26million by 2030.

The figure for overweight women will also rise from 26 per cent to as much as 43 per cent, while the overall obese population of the country will grow by 11million in 19 years.