Mexicans are all about taking things away from Americans. First they take our low-level jobs, then they make tacos more popular than apple pie and now…now they have the audacity to be fatter than us! The nerve of these folks.
According to a new UN study, our neighbors south of the border have surpassed the us in being the most obese nation in the world. Nearly 70 percent of Mexicans are overweight and almost one-third are obese. A third of Mexican teenagers are obese, a figure that has tripled in the past ten years. (YIKES!) The study shows that four of every five of those overweight adults will remain that way throughout the remainder of their lives. And with diabetes being the number one killer (killing 70,000 Mexicans a year) it sadly isn’t that long.
“The same people who are malnourished are the ones who are becoming obese,” said physician Abelardo Avila with Mexico’s National Nutrition Institute. “In the poor classes we have obese parents and malnourished children. The worst thing is the children are becoming programmed for obesity. It’s a very serious epidemic.
Though we’ve been bumped from the number one spot, America ranks right behind Mexico with 31.8 percent of its population considered obese, followed by New Zealand (26.5%), Chile(25.1%) and Australia(24.6%).