Mexico is the second country in the world to participate in the population is obese, only after the United States. Obesity affects 30% of adults, or 44 million Mexicans and 40% suffer from overweight.
In 2002, and China has the obesity large (2.6% of the population with increased body mass index than or equal to 30) and weight gain in general (14.7% of the population with increased body mass index than or equal to 25), Button and Chinese about 215 million. The problem lies mainly in young people (between 7 and 18 years old), where she was a sharp increase in the order of 28 times between 1985 and 2000, particularly among boys. Reasons similar to those Western countries. The figures confirm the 2008 surge in obesity in China: 90 million Chinese suffer from obesity and weight gain of 200 million dollars. Now, a quarter of adults are overweight or obese in 2008, compared with only 8.8% in 1989.
In the poorest countries, with an value socially obesity. For example, in Mauritania, and fattened girls of marriageable age to be more attractive and to maximize their chances of finding a husband. Unlike developed countries, it relates to the richness of the population, it is a sign of success and wealth.