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WORLD: Globesity

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2012 - Mexico City, Mexico - Diana Alondra Lopance Rosas, a seventeen year old Mexican girl with severe morbid obesity, is being checked by a doctor at the General Hospital in Mexico City. Diana weighs 315 pounds and is 158,5 centimetres tall. She has a BMI of 56.7 and was diagnosed with diabetes mellitus type 2, arterial hypertension, metabolic syndrome and deep venous insufficiency. 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.