You know all those stories about how French people don’t get fat? Well, apparently, it’s all a big pile of gooblahoy.
According to a 2009 study published on Tuesday, 15.1 per cent of France’s women are classed as clinically obese, while a further 26 per cent are overweight.
The survey, conducted by TNS Sofres health care and Swiss pharmaceuticals company Roche, also pointed to similar trends among the male population, with 13.9 per cent of Frenchmen obese and 38.5 per cent overweight.
This either makes your life easier (no need to starve yourself trying to emulate a model that’s not even real) or harder (because now you can’t blame your non-Frenchitude and have to rely on willpower instead).
Argh! It’s not easy being a girl.by