Jul 10, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
According to a new UN report, Mexico is now the fattest country among populous nations. The first place title was held by the United States as recently as March, according to a study by the National Academy of Sciences.
About 70 percent of Mexican adults are overweight, and a third of them are very overweight. Childhood obesity tripled in the last decade and experts say four out of five of those heavy kids will remain so the rest of their lives.
But don’t get too excited yet; America is not far behind. An FAO report found Mexico had a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate, and America with a close 31.8 percent.