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The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.

The McKinsey Global Institute said it cost £1.3tn, or 2.8% of annual economic activity – it cost the UK £47bn.

Some 2.1bn people – about 30% of the world’s population – were overweight or obese, the researchers added.

 

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-30122015

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