The United States is no longer the fattest country in the world; Mexico has now claimed that dubious distinction. Well, sort of. Technically there have long been a number of very small nations with shocking rates of obesity (e.g., American Samoa, with a rate upwards of 75 percent). But among the world’s most populous nations, it’s been the birthplace of the Big Mac and the Big Gulp that has ranked up top, with almost a third of Americans excessively overweight.
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