Half of Guernsey's adults surveyed 'overweight or obese'

Half of adults in Guernsey surveyed by the Health and Social Services department are obese or overweight, a report has found.

The Lifestyle Survey for 2013 surveyed 2,500 households in Guernsey and Alderney.

A quarter of those surveyed were classed as "increasing risk" drinkers, 2% as "higher risk" drinkers, and 1% possibly alcohol dependent.

The report also found a third of people have "good levels of activity".

The survey showed a fifth of respondents ate the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables.

Dr Stephen Bridgman, medical officer of health, said the Healthy Lifestyle Survey had a good response rate and there were "some positive indications about the health and wellbeing of islanders".

He said: "This information will help us to target and tailor our health improvement work to assist those who need information and help the most."

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