The battle against the bulge

Expanding waistlines are a global health epidemic. Smart investors should fill their boots with the firms that will profit, says Matthew Partridge.

It’s no secret that waistlines around the world are expanding. Here at MoneyWeek, we’ve written about the global obesity ‘epidemic’ on several occasions over the past decade or so, and health officials have been fretting about the long-term costs of increasingly hefty populations since at least the 1980s.

Indeed, in America obesity was described by some researchers as the country’s top public health problem as far back as the early 1950s. But it’s one thing [...]

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