Mexico named fattest country in the world
POSTED: Monday, July 8, 2013 - 2:05pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 9:21am
Mexico City, Mexico — Move over America, Mexico is now the fattest country in the world. According to a new report released by the United Nations, Mexico has a 32.8% adult obesity rate. That's the highest in the world, just one percentage point above the United State's 31.8% rate.
Childhood obesity has tripled over the last decade in Mexico, and 70,000 die in the country every year from diabetes. Experts cite the spread of junk food and a more sedentary lifestyle behind the spike in obesity.