The average British man was more than a stone heavier in 2000 than he was in 1986, an Oxford University study found.
Scientists put the average weight rise of 7.7kg (16.9lb) down to men eating more calories and taking less physical exercise than 15 years earlier.
The British Heart Foundation research in the British Journal of Nutrition analysed changes in food consumption and body weight between 1986 and 2000.
Women's average weight gain over the period was 5.4kg (11.9lb).
... Research shows that larger men are at greater risk of heart disease and the number of overweight men has been increasing over the past 20 years.
... The British Heart Foundation said the research suggested "a ticking time bomb for male health" and stresses the importance of regular exercise and a balanced diet.
And still, women get the lion's share of collectivised healthcare funding.
In other words, men are forced to pay to save women, when they would otherwise be paying to save themselves.