Obesity price tag: $2trn annually and “rapidly getting worse”

Obesity price tag: $2trn annually and “rapidly getting worse”

Around 30 percent of the world’s population is now obese, while 50 percent is expected to fall into the category by 2030. Meanwhile, 5 percent of global deaths each year are linked to the condition, creating a drag on the global economy.

A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) revealed the not-so-hidden cost of an increasingly sedentary population that has acquired a bad taste for fast food, and sitting for long stretches of time in traffic jams and office buildings.

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