A new interactive map has shown what areas of west London have the highest rate of obesity.
The map, created by allcures.com, uses data from Public Health England’s Active People Survey, which covers the middle of January 2012 to mid-January 2015.
The data shows that west London has some of the lowest figures of adult obesity in England.
The west London borough with the most amount of obese adults is Hillingdon , at 23%.
The borough also has the highest rates of obesity hospital admissions for men, as it was found that they are most likely to be admitted to hospital with a primary diagnosis of obesity in 2014/15, with 36 admissions, or 25 per 100,000 people, up from 25 admissions in 2013/14.
Child obesity charity HENRY, recently warned that London has the highest child obesity rates of any global city .
The national average for obese adults was at 24.8% during the time period the data was collected, up from 23.4% 10 years ago.
All west London boroughs fell below the national average for obesity, with someone considered to be obese to have a BMI of over 30.
How obese is your borough?
|West London Borough||% of adults who are obese|
|Hammersmith & Fulham||14%|
'Obesity costs the NHS more than £6 billion a year'
A spokesperson for the Association for the Study of Obesity told getwestlondon : "These figures serve to highlight the extent of the obesity crisis the UK is facing. Obesity has a hugely negative impact on our physical and mental health.
"Poor health attributable to obesity places an enormous financial strain on our already hard-pressed healthcare system so there is a clear and pressing need to take meaningful action now.
"There are numerous causes of weight gain, and therefore efforts to combat rising prevalence must tackle all of these root causes if it is to be successful.
"The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO) is committed to furthering understanding of obesity and to promoting action to treat and prevent obesity in the UK."
Dr Yvonne Doyle, regional director for Public Health England in London, said: “Almost two in three adults are overweight or obese putting the majority of us at a significantly higher risk of life threatening illnesses like Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.
"Obesity costs the NHS over £6 billion each year which is unsustainable. It’s important to keep an eye on portion sizes and cut back on calories, sugar and fat in the diet.”
‘‘We are committed to working across London to support families to eat more healthy food and be more physically active through campaigns such as Change4 Life and One You, and by working with local authorities on local initiatives to tackle obesity.”