UK men, on average, consume less fruit and veg, eat more salt, drink more alcohol and smoke more, than Uk women. As a result of this 6 out of 10 men are overweight or obese! That’s 66.2%! Even more frightening, smoking is the single most avoidable cause of death and disability for UK males. That’s not to say that the girls have it right either – 5 out of 10 females are overweight or obese and as a nation we rarely get above 4 out of our 5 a day.