Health in France
Healthcare issues in France
Obesity in France
Even though French are among the thinner Europeans (see chart below), obesity in France has been increasingly cited as a major health issue in recent years. It is now considered a political issue whereas just a few years prior it would only have been an issue reported on television talk shows or in women's magazines. There is a myth about French people not getting overweight or obese however France is only ranked as the 128th fattest country in the World, one of the lowest rank among developed countries and French food has long been studied for its healthy diet.
|Country||Average weight||BMI||Daily Calorie Intake||Source|
|United Kingdom||80 kg||29||2,200|||
France, as all EU countries, is under an EU directive to reduce sewage discharge to sensitive areas. In 2006, France was only 40% in compliance, one of the lowest achieving countries in the EU with regard to this waste-water treatment standard
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