Czech Beer Bellies: Status Report

Posted in: Czech Republic


Photo by CELL0
Photo by CELL0

As you might expect from the nation that invented Pilsner-style brews, Czechs drink an enormous amount of beer. Year in and year out, they stay neck and neck with Ireland, Belgium and Germany for most liters of beer drunk per capita in the world. It does a small nation proud.

What’s the flip side to this statistic? A recent study surprise—that Czech men are, on average, the second fattest in Europe, only surpassed by the Germans. According to the study, 73% of Czech men are either overweight or obese.

One solution: Ask for a malé pivo (small beer) the next time you’re out on the town in the Czech Republic.

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