The report released by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization blames Mexico’s rising income levels and a culture of consumerism to their increasing obesity rate. According to the report, while 50 percent of Mexico’s population is considered poor, “it is the malnourished that are becoming obese.” In the country, both cardiovascular disease and diabetes are reportedly on the rise.
Abelardo Avila, a physician with Mexico's National Nutrition Institute, says that Mexico's poor classes have both obese parents and malnourished children.
"The worst thing is the children are becoming programmed for obesity," he said. "It's a very serious epidemic.”
What do you think about the U.N.'s new report?