Report: Global obesity costs hit $2 trillion

December 10, 2014

By Danica Kirka, Associated Press The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war, and terrorism, according to a new report released Nov. 20. The McKinsey Global Institute consulting firm’s report focused on the economics of obesity, putting it […]

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Study: Healthy diets cost about $1.50 more a day

January 17, 2014

A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) demonstrates that the healthiest diets cost about $1.50 more per day than the least healthy diets. The findings, published in the British Medical Journal Open, are based on the most comprehensive examination to date comparing prices of healthy foods and diet patterns versus less healthy ones. “People often […]

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