Recent news has it that Finns are now the most overweight of the Nordic nations, just ahead of Iceland, YLE reports. Those living in proximity of Helsinki boast the slimmest waistlines in the country, things loosen up beyond the Capital Region, with the largest residents living in the northern and eastern regions of the country.

Every fifth Finn is obese, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) located north of 30. Anyone with a score over 25 is considered to be overweight. Worryingly, the same statistic of one in five being overweight is evident with local school kids.

James O’Sullivan
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