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40% of the Dutch are too fat

40% of the Dutch are too fat

The number of overweight people has risen considerably over the past thirty years.

The numbers
In 1981, 27.3 percent of people were overweight, of which 4.4 percent were seriously overweight. In 2012, this had risen to more than 40 percent, of which 10.2 percent is seriously overweight.

Severe obesity is often associated with complaints and disorders such as diabetes, high blood pressure, joint wear and cardiovascular disease.

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