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May 24, 2011 - Mexico City, Mexico - Pedro Alfonso Ignacio Vanegas Bravo, a Mexican 15 year old  teenager, has grade three obesity, a genetic condition he inherited from his father who died of morbid obesity 6 years ago. Pedro became obese at age 7 and at one point weighed 128 kilos. In 2011 he had an intragastric balloon procedure and lost 17 kilos. He is a student and passionate about playing American football. In august 2011, he will received bariatric surgery. 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