America has finally been outdone—but not by much.

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According to a report from the United Nations Food andAgricultural Organization, Mexico is now the world's fattestdeveloped nation.

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Nearly a third of Mexicans (32.8 percent) are now consideredobese, due in part to the country's rising income levels andrampant consumption, the report notes. Nearly 70 percent of Mexicanadults are overweight, and childhood obesity in the country hastripled within the past decade.

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The increase in obesity also disproportionately affects thecountry's low-income residents, who are more likely to consumelow-cost, but high-fat or high-sugar food items.

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Still, the United States is not much better: It ranks No. 2 onthe list, where 31.8 percent of American adults are consideredobese.

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Obesity has long plagued the United States, contributing to bothrising health care woes and health care costs. Obesity remains acritical factor in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

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“Malnutrition in all its forms—undernutrition, micronutrientdeficiencies, and overweight and obesity — imposes high economicand social costs on countries at all income levels,” the U.N.report notes.

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An estimated 1.4 billion people are overweight, of whom 500million are obese, the U.N. said.

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The thinnest developed country? That title belongs to Japan,where a slim 4.5 percent of Japanese adults are consideredobese.

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