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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Analysts blame cheap food for obesity across all groups

June 16, 2014

Our food is cheap — perhaps too cheap, if you look at the intersection of economics and obesity. Researchers have found that obesity hits all groups of Americans — those with more money and education and those with less. That, and some other findings, challenge the common views about what’s fueling obesity in this country. […]

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