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Obesity Costs UK More Than War And Terrorism

20 November 2014, 3:04 Obesity Costs UK More Than War And Terrorism Tweet The UK has been urged to take urgent action after a new study revealed that obesity is a greater burden to the country than armed violence, war and terrorism. The study, conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), said the UK’s “obesity crisis” costs almost £47bn every year. That is second only to the £57bn annual toll smoking takes on the economy, it found. “The global economic impact of obesity is increasing,” the study said “Today obesity is jostling with armed conflict and smoking in terms of having the greatest human-generated global economic…