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15.9%: Number of adults in Europe classed as obese
Obesity is becoming an increasingly big issue for governments and businesses.
In Europe, 15.9% of people over the age of 18 are classified as obese.
Scotland is considering enforcing parking restrictions to get people to walk more, while France recently banned unlimited fizzy drinks in restaurants.
Life sciences business Optibiotix (OPTI:AIM) aims to capitalise on our over-indulgence by developing ‘healthy’ sugars that cannot be digested in the human gut, making them calorie-free.
It is working with food, wellbeing and pharmaceutical companies to bring its platforms to market.