Is Mexico even fatter than the United States?
No thanks to industrialized agriculture, widely available cheap junk food and the invasion of fast food chains from the U.S., our south-of-the-border neighbors are the world's new losers at the battle of the bulge, according to some estimates.
In a report released last month, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) found Mexico has a 32.8% adult obesity rate, surpassing the U.S. at 31.8%.
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About 70% of Mexico's population is either overweight or obese, and one in six suffers from diabetes, which kills around 70,000 people a year -- roughly as many as the country's notorious gang violence, according to a Global Post report.
The FAO's State of Food and Agriculture report notes that obesity is a form of malnutrition, and in countries like Mexico and the U.S., the two go hand in hand.
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