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Weight of the world

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 23 June 2012

How fat could the global population become?

Plus, Angela Saini considers whether statistics could settle the disputed result of the world title fight between boxers Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley.

Producer: Ruth Alexander

(Image: A man measuring his waist)

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