I stumbled across this story in The Local story that charts a rise of obesity among young men in Sweden – as high as 1 in 20, or 5%. Apparently it’s putting pressure on Swedish healthcare. Well, compare that to the NHS stats – see this link, and then look at page 10 of the PDF. 25% of UK males age 25-34 are classed as obese. As far as I can tell the definitions of obesity are the same. So, sorry, Sweden does not have much of a problem to deal with.