Tell your Maltese nanna to lay off pastizzi for a while

Your Maltese nanna might need to lay off the pastizzi for a while. Nearly one in every three people over 65 in Malta is obese, shocking new figures have revealed. The island’s spiralling obesity crisis – fuelled by junk food, poor diets and sedentary lifestyles – means that Malta’s older generation is among the fattest […]

Parents ‘don’t realise how fat their children are’

Malta has one of the worst child obesity rates in the world, with more than 40% of Maltese children classed as officially obese. But now a new study claims parents often underestimate how fat their children are. Researchers found that mums and dads often use words such as ‘chubby’, ‘solid’ and big boned’ rather than […]

Maltese named among world’s laziest nations

The Maltese are among the world’s laziest with almost half not doing enough exercise. Malta ranked third from bottom in a list of the least active European countries – only Portugal and Croatia fared worse. The shocking Eurostat statistics showed that 47.8% of people in Malta said they performed no exercise at all. Almost 2% […]

Malta’s shocking child obesity crisis revealed

The number of obese children in Malta’s schools is higher than ever. Shocking new research has discovered a staggering 40 per cent of kids are clinically obese. The survey found that four of out 10 children between aged between three and 16 were overweight for their age. It is the first time that such a study […]