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WORLD: Globesity

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2011 - Mexico City, Mexico - Mariel Lopez Alvarez, a thirteen year old Mexican girl with obesity attends a nutrition program at the obesity clinic of the Federico Gomez Children’s Hospital in Mexico City, to learn about how to improve her eating habits and eat healthy foods with the goal of losing weight and prevent morbid obesity. Mariel weights 192 pounds and has a BMI of 35,9. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, and public health officials are increasingly alarmed by the rapid rise in child and youth obesity. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally. Mexico has one of the highest obesity rates in the world, and public health officials are increasingly alarmed by the rapid rise in child and youth obesity.