From the Guardian website:

A separate opinion poll yesterday suggested that 50% of obese people earn less than the national average income. The Liberal Democrat shadow health secretary, Norman Lamb, said: “This report makes for particularly disturbing reading as it highlights the worrying link between poverty and obesity. Until we stop trying to dictate policy nationally and give people the freedom to tackle public health problems locally, this cycle of poverty and ill health is likely to continue.”

And I’m not even going to point out that because of high earner distribution, over 50% of everyone earn less than the national average income – so actually the fatties are doing well.