Portsmouth named one of the ‘unhealthiest’ UK cities for students

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Portsmouth has been named one of the UK’s most unhealthiest cities for students to live in.

Research carried out by sellhousefast.uk found the city has the joint fifth highest number of fast-food outlets within a one-mile radius of the university.

The University of Portsmouth has 23 outlets within a mile.

Researchers looked at 25 major universities outside London for the study.

Matt, a Portsmouth student, said: ‘All my life I have been so used to my parent’s traditional and tasty home cooked meals.

‘Now at university, when I try to replicate them, I can’t seem to get it right.

‘After spending so much money on ingredients, fast-food has become my staple diet as it is so cheap and convenient.’

Plymouth University students were found to be the most likely to over-indulge with 33 outlets within a mile radius.

At the other end of the scale the University of Durham, Birmingham and Derby all had six each.