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Report: Mexico has more obese adults than US

Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A woman is walking in this undated file photo.

A woman is walking in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)

The United States no longer has the dubious distinction of being the world's fattest developed nation, according to a report.

The title now belongs to Mexico.

A report from the United Nations shows nearly one third of Mexican adults are considered obese.

That barely edges out the United States, where the number is 31.8 percent.

Mexico's urban lifestyle and rising income levels, plus malnourishment among the country's poor, helped it claim the unhealthy title, according to the report.

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