A woman aged 50 can have a ‘fat age’ of 92. This is calculated on how many years worth of fat they’ve eaten, based on their daily diet and recommended levels. By the age of 40, the average women has consumed 66 years worth of fat, however, men do slightly better, on average having consumed 66 years of fat by age 50.
The figures rise sharply over the age of 40 – at age 30 both men and women only had a fat age of 36, highlighting the importance of maintaining healthy eating patterns all the way through life.
Lloyd’s director, Andy Murdock said: It used to be said that life begins at 40 but these statistics suggest that for many of us it could be the beginning of years of health problems.
“By letting people see how ‘old’ they are in terms of fat consumption, we hope to be able provide the impetus some people need to take charge of their weight.”