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May 20, 2011 - Mexico City, Mexico - Ubaldo Alexis Garcia Lopez, a ten year old Mexican boy, is being treated by doctors at the emergency room in the Federico Gomez Children´s Hospital in Mexico City for symptoms related to Mordid Obesity. Ubaldo weights 76,6 kilos and weighs 145 centimeters. He has a BMI of 36,5 and was diagnosed with chronic severe obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea, Metabolic Syndrome X and acanthosis nigricans. He is a young student coming from a poor family living in Iztapalapa, one of the poorest areas in the Mexican capital. The poor in Mexico have a difficult time accessing preventive healh care and education about unhealthy food. 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