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.