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Fighting the fat - The Mexican government tackles obesity

Obesity has long been a global problem. But the numbers of obese people are growing not only in industrialized countries but also many threshold nations as well. Around a third of Mexico’s population is considered obese.

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The highest obesity rate appears to be among young people aged between 12 and 20. The consequences of obesity are starting to have a serious impact on the country’s health spending. Now the Mexican government is hoping a major campaign will have a positive effect on people’s eating habits.