24/09/2010 09:45 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Brits Not The Fattest (But Almost)

The official international fat league tables are out, and they show obesity has doubled and even tripled since before 1980 in some countries. Here in the UK 25 in Japan. But at least we're not the fattest (well, not quite).

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The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development claims more than half the population is either overweight or obese in almost 50 of its population scoring a BMI of 30 or more. Unsurprisingly, the US comes second with 28), with fourth place is tied between Australia and - oh the shame - the UK on 25 obesity rate. Greece is on 18, Germany on 16.

France, on the other hand, is doing a lot better, with just 11.

The three countries with the lowest rates, meanwhile, are Switzerland (8) and Japan (3%).

So how can we reduce our obesity rating? All the advice on diet and exercise out there doesn't seem to be making much of a difference, does it? How would you solve our obesity problem?