EU to blame for Europe’s growing obesity epidemic ‘by encouraging import of cheap calorie-laden food’

Sadie Whitelocks
Daily Mail

The EU could be to blame for Europe’s growing obesity epidemic, say scientists.

A study found that because of lower import tariffs, the 27 member states have higher supplies of red meat and dairy compared to non-members.

The Union members also place lower prices on calorie-laden goods, increasing the risk of obesity.

A recent Eurostat report found that more than half of the EU population are now overweight or obese.

During the new study, researchers looked at dietary habits in Portugal pre-and post-EU membership.

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