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Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

Obesity 'costing same as smoking' 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 £1.3 trillion 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. They said measures that relied less on individual responsibility should be used to tackle the problem.

Courtesy: BBC News

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