More than half of the Mexican population over 15 years of age suffers from overweight and obesity, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, publishes the news portal CNN.
Around 69% of the population over 15 years old is obese , this is the highest rate of obesity in the world, even higher than the United States, a country that historically always held the number 1 place of people with overweight. Mexico Now has tripled your obesity rate in the last 30 years.
The problem has its root at the stage of childhood , since 4.5 million infants between 5 and 11 years old they already have problems of overweight. Efforts have been made in the schools For prohibit junk food and high in calories, but the offer also extends outside the doors of the school.
According to the Bulletin of Effective Medical Practice of the Institute of Public Health, the obesity is a chronic disease , complex and multifactorial preventable. It is a process that usually begins with habits in childhood and adolescence, and is established by a imbalance between the intake and the energy expenditure .