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30% of world's population is obese, costing economy $2 trillion per year

By Barker:(NaturalNews) Almost one-third of the world's population is obese, and the global economic cost is nearly the same as that of smoking or even war, according to the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI).

The researchers at MGI recently published a discussion paper, Overcoming obesity: An initial economic analysis, which outlines the issue and offers strategies for dealing with what is a preventable global problem -- and one which is increasingly growing worse.