The fattest nation on Earth is...

In recent years Qataris have developed a love of fast food with branches of KFC and McDonald’s springing up in the many air conditioned malls.

Hassan Tiaz, 19, told Atlantic magazine: It’s because in Qatar we just sit, smoke and eat junk food.

‘There’s not too much work. Everything is automatic and most of us just sit in air-conditioned offices and cars. Everything is done for us.’