Mexico has surpassed the United States as the world's fattest nation, with 32.8% of its population now classed as obese.
This worrying figure is higher than the percentage of obese US citizens, who weigh in at 32%.
The information comes from a report by the United Nations charting obesity rates across the world.
It reveals that 70% of Mexicans are overweight and childhood obesity figures have tripled in the last decade.
According to Al Jazeera, 40 years ago Mexico's biggest killers were malnutrition and infectious diseases. Now, as a result of considerable dietary changes, the country is plagued by cardio-vascular disease and diabetes.