CPC Fellow Barry Popkin comments on obesity in Mexico in the news

Mar 27, 2008

In the March 24 issue of the Charlotte Observer, CPC Fellow Barry Popkin discusses obesity trends in Mexico.

"Fueled by the rising popularity of soft drinks and fast-food restaurants, Mexico has become the second fattest nation in the world. Mexican health officials say it could surpass the U.S. as the most obese country within 10 years if trends continue. ... In 1989, fewer than 10 percent of Mexican adults were overweight. No one in the country even talked about obesity back then, said Barry Popkin, a UNC Chapel Hill professor who studies global weight gain." ("Mexico now trails only U.S. as fattest nation" by Franco Ordonez, The Charlotte Observer, March 24, 2008)

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