Global Obesity

This is a Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2007 file photo of an overweight person eating in London. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute released Thursday Nov. 20, 2014 that 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. The report released Thursday focused on the economics of obesity, putting it among the top three social programs generated by human beings. It puts its impact at 2.8 percent of global gross domestic product. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

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