Look at ma sexy bodeh: Durham amongst top 10 fattest areas in the UK

According to new data, County Durham is the 9th fattest area in the UK.

A new survey has revealed that the local authority of County Durham has the 9th highest percentage of overweight people in the country.

72.5% of people from Durham have a BMI over 25, rendering them either overweight or clinically obese. This is compared to an overall total of 63.8% of adults in England classified as overweight or obese.

The Cumbrian district of Copeland rates the highest, with a shocking 75.9% adults ignoring the usual January diet, but this does not stop the North-East from holding the top spot for largest area in the country at 68%. Curse you, Urban Oven.

“I’ll resist this one….”

According to the data, the slimmest area of England is also the wealthiest as just 45.9% of residents of the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea are classified as too heavy for their frame.

BMI can be worked out by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared.  Below 18.5 is considered underweight, between 18.5 and 24.9 is considered the healthiest range, 25 to 29.9 is classified as overweight and clinical obesity is defined as above 30.


It must be remembered that BMI does not take the muscle/fat ratio into consideration, so someone that may be considered overweight might have a higher muscle percentage.

Obesity costs the NHS £5.1 billion a year. Maybe it’s time to lay off the Bells.