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May 24, 2011 - Mexico City, Mexico - Juan Luis Vanegas Bravo, a Mexican 18 year old  teenager, practises dance in his living room. Juan Luis has grade three obesity, a genetic condition he inherited from his father who died of morbid obesity 6 years ago. He became obese at age 3 and reached his maximum weight of 146 kilos at age 16 when he decided to find a way to treat his disease and prevent an early death like his father. He was suffering from diabetes and hypertension when a doctor proposed he get a bariatric surgery. In 2009 he received the surgery and was able to lose weight and adopt a healthier life style. He says he used to eat 25 tacos for dinner, but now he can't stomach more than 3. He volunteers to give dance workshops at his school while he studies. Obesity is a massive epidemic affecting countries around the world. 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. Mexico holds the first place worldwide in childhood obesity About one-third of children in Mexico are now classified as either overweight or obese. There is also a high prevalence of obesity among the poor in Mexico. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus