An article recently published in the European Health Journal stated that the poorest in British society were “most likely to be obese.”

This is contradictory to the common perception that poverty is often linked with starvation and obesity is linked to those who may be of higher economic status.  However, this is not the case in Britain.  Here, the cheapest foods are the most calorie-dense, leading those of lesser socioeconomic status to an increased risk of obesity.

In addition, the less-developed areas of Britain have fewer outlets for healthy food choices and most healthy foods are sold at a price premium.  The article highlights the importance of sociopolitical responsibility rather than blame solely placed on individuals.

More information on this interesting trend can be found here:

Society’s Poorest ‘Most Likely to be Obese’ – Diabetes U.K.