Despite the launch of several high profile, government sponsored, programs to fight obesity, Germany still ranks as the fattest country in Europe. Based upon a study by the International Association for the Study of Obesity, it reports that Germans have the most overweight men and women and now matches the rate of the US. The study found that 75% of men and 59% of women were overweight (with a body mass index of 25+). The UK came close for women and the Czech Republic came in second for men. No surprise, a culture of beer and fatty foods are to blame, coupled with a non-active lifestyle. The school system has also come under fire for reducing physical education programs and serving low cost foods with high processed sugars. But the impact is tremendous, with an estimated $90 million a year. The only silver lining was that Germany was not the highest in rates of obesity (classified as a BMI above 30). Greece, the UK and several Eastern Europe countries take the cake for that one.