When it comes to fitness and metabolism, obese men may be in worse shape than obese women

Dutch scientists studied 22 men and 34 women who were severely overweight and said the men had lower physical stamina and were less able to process carbohydrates.

Diabetes experts said being obese raises the risk of diabetes by 80 times - regardless of gender.

Overall test results showed that 59% of the men had overt diabetes or were carbohydrate intolerant compared to 35% of the women.
The women also performed better on exercise endurance tests and had better lung function than the men.

However, no matter what your gender, if you are obese, you are up to 80 times more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes.

Therefore it is never too late to start eating a healthy, balanced diet and taking part in regular physical activity.