Brit women have ‘fat age’ of 92 at 50

April 28th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Apr 28 (ANI): The growing appetite of British women has made them to eat away 92 years’ worth of fat by the age of 50, finds a new research.

However, men of the same age have a fat age of 71.

The study showed that those aged 40, the average woman has eaten 66 years’ worth of fat, compared to 50 for men.

The alarming results have raised concerns, as the increasing fat age could be an indication for future problems.

The daily-recommended limit of fat consumption is 30g for men and 20g for women.

For the study, high street chain Lloyds Pharmacy has developed a calculator based on common daily diets so people can work out if they have a fat age higher than their real one.

It asks people about their daily consumption of various types of food including eggs and cheese and chicken as well as biscuits and sweets.

The calculator is later used to work out how much fat, in particular saturated fat, is eaten per day compared to recommended levels.

Most people with a high fat age are likely to be overweight, and are more likely to have eaten too much cake and chocolate.

Both men and women aged 30 would have a fat age of 36, but by the time they reach 60, men have a fat age of only 86, compared to 112 for women.

“It used to be said that life begins at 40 but these statistics suggest that for many of us it could be the beginning of years of health problems,” the Telegraph quoted Andy Murdock, Lloyds’ director, as saying.

“By letting people see how ‘old’ they are in terms of fat consumption, we hope to be able provide the impetus some people need to take charge of their weight,” he added. (ANI)

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