Obesity costs $2 trillion; people from Ebola-affected countries can stay in U.S.; health news

November 20, 2014 6:24 PM

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The cost of obesity rivals war and terrorism in its economic impact on the world, a study published Thursday said.

The report, by the global consulting firm McKinsey, estimated that obesity costs the world $2 trillion every year in health care expenses and lost productivity. That's nearly as much as the cost of war and terrorism -- $2.1 trillion -- and is way ahead of alcoholism -- $1.4 trillion -- or climate c...

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