Unless Europe's governments take immediate action, the region will be dealing with an obesity epidemic of "enormous proportions" by 2030, according to new projections released by the World Health Organization and UK researchers.
Ireland is predicted to be a frontrunner, with almost all adults there expected to be overweight within 15 years. WHO estimates that 89 percent of Irish men and 85 percent of women will be overweight by 2030, with more than half in each category being obese. According to the WHO, overweight people have a body mass index (BMI) of 25 and over, while obese people have a BMI of over 30.
It's not just Ireland who'll have to watch their weight. Many developed countries like Greece, Czech Republic and Spain are now being warned to make note, with obesity rates in Greek women doubling from 20 percent to 40 percent by 2030.
On top of that, nearly three quarters of men (74 percent) and two thirds of women (64 percent) in the UK will be overweight by then.