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Sky News: Britain is being urged to take immediate action after a study revealed that obesity is a greater burden on the country than armed violence, war and terrorism.

The study, conducted by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), said the UK’s “obesity crisis” costs almost £47bn every year.

It comes second only to the £57bn annual toll smoking takes on the economy, it found.

“The global economic impact of obesity is increasing,” the study said

“Today obesity is jostling with armed conflict and smoking in terms of having the greatest human-generated global economic impact.”

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