Lithuania has appeared on top of a list called the fattest post-Soviet people announced on Monday morning by Radio Liberty.
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The station said 23.7% of men and 26.7% of women were obese in Lithuania.

However, according to the Lithuanian adult behavior survey, from 1994 to 2012, overweightness among men increased from 47% to 61%, and obesity from 10% up to 18%.

In 2012, 44% of Lithuanian women were overweight, and 19% were obese.

Janina Petkevičienė, Health Research Institute professor at the Lithuanian University of Health Science, said that the figures were based on old data, from 1977 to 2008.

“The prevalence of obesity is a huge problem, much is said about it but little is done to reduce it. This is a truly global problem. The reasons are very clear - an unhealthy diet and decreasing physical activity. The saddest thing is the growing number of obese children,” said Petkevičienė.

The World Health Organization statistics of 2014, the latest so far, show that in all the Europe, and Lithuania as well, there is a problem of overweightness, but not obesity.

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