THE UK has the highest level of obesity in Europe, according to an health study The UK has the highest level of obesity in Europe, according to an influential health study. The Association of Public Health Observatories revealed that the West Midlands was the fattest region in the European Union, with 29% of adults classed as obese. The level was double that of the EU average of 14%. The UK also had one of the highest levels of teenage pregnancies out of the 27 countries studied. The report focused on 37 different factors in each region such as causes of death, population range, risk factors and health facilities. The West Midlands and the North East have the top two levels of obesity in adults in the EU respectively. The North East also has the highest level of teenage pregnancy in the UK. The report also revealed that cancer mortality rates for women were high in comparison to other EU countries. The rate in the South East region was the highest in the UK at 185 per 100,000, followed by Scotland at 179 per 100,000. Agencies