Study: Obesity Will Bankrupt U.K. Healthcare

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The obesity epidemic in Britain has proven to be a burden for the country's health care system.

Experts worry that if the levels of obesity continue to rise among the population, the United Kingdom's National Health Service won't be able to treat all patients.

A new study said that by 2025 obesity will cost the NHS the equivalent of $27 billion.

Britain has the highest number of obese adults in Europe and according to the study's findings, it's only going to get worse.

"The government should be setting down clear goals for the food companies to change their products and stop them manipulating the population to eat the wrong food," said Professor Philip James, founder of the International Obesity Task Force.

It projected that by 2050, more than half of the women and 66 percent of the men in Britain will be obese.

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