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Thursday, January 6, 2011
Health and Development
Mexico's other enemy: Obesity rates triple in last 3 decades
According to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 69.5% of the Mexican population aged 15 and older is overweight or obese. This is the highest rate in the world, even higher than in the United States -- which historically had the highest rate -- and the United Kingdom, which has the highest in Europe. In the attempts to curb the cycle of obesity the government launched a nationwide campaign urging people to excersize. Nevertheless as increases in income occur throughout the country, the government has noticed the number of Mexican citizens overweight. View this story in more detail.