Mexico Is Now the Fattest Country in the Americas!

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Mexico is a very fat country. That’s according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization, which calls the U.S.’ southern neighbor the most obese country in the hemisphere.

According to the report released last month, Mexico has a 32.8 percent adult obesity rate – just inches past the 31/8 percent obesity rate in the U.S. This percentage makes Mexico one of the fattest countries on the planet, accoridng to the Huffington Post.

The U.N., according to Fox News Latino, categorizes overweight and obese people as having abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may impair health. Their fat is generally measured by taking a person’s Body Mass Index. A normal BMI is around 18 to 24 percent - meanwhile, Mexico's average is reportedly around 28.5 percent.

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