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Is the world getting fatter?

Written by on 21st November 2014

Is the world getting fatter?

 
 
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A recent damning report by the McKinsey Global Institute claims that 2 billion people, or almost 30% of the global population, are now in the obese category.
Obesity now accounts for nearly 3% of annual economic activity and has cost the UK £47 billion.

It suggests that it’s now more damaging than both alcoholism and climate change.

Sue Checconi, a program officer at Lincolnshire County Council, had a discussion on the issue with Siren News reporter Becky Lancashire, which you can listen to on the link above.