Noel Eyres Next Stop Presenter

Eat, Drink and be Sedentary: obesity’s strain on Mexican healthcare

Next Stop Mexico Part. 2 Move the world forward
May 30, 2018

There are many explanations for this degradation in health, including more sedentary lifestyles and sociocultural traditions or beliefs leading to overfeeding, but the main culprit is the changing eating habits. Mexicans are eating less traditional dishes made from fresh ingredients and far more commercial products and fast food, high in saturated fat. And far too much sweet drinks.

Mexican obesity statistics 2017

Mexico ranks as the most obese country in the world in adult obesity
72,5%
of people over 20
is obese or overweight
4,5million
number of obese children
in Mexico
1,7billion
Estimated cost
of treatment for obesity in 2050