Mexico passes United States as most obese country, U.N. report says
Nearly one-third of Mexican adults obese
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Mexico is now the world's fattest developed nation, according to a United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization report measuring "globesity."
The report found 32.8 percent of Mexican adults are obese, surpassing the U.S., which has a 31.8 percent obesity rate.
The U.N. report conflicts with a World Health Organization estimate, which indicates that 34 percent of Americans are obese, with 24 percent of Mexicans obese.
Though not a developed nation, the island of American Samoa is considered the most obese in the world, with 75 percent of its citizens obese.
The countries with the least obesity are in Asia, with less than 1 percent of the population in Vietnam and Laos classified as obese.
Obesity rates in Indonesia, Korea and Japan are also less than 5 percent.
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