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Free Trade Spreading US Killer Disease Worldwide---Obesity

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A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico's Soaring Obesity - The New York Times

For many Mexicans, NAFTA promised to make real “the fever dreams of joining the modern economy,” said Timothy A. Wise, a trade expert at the Small Planet Institute and Tufts University.

“The only way that Mexico became a ‘first world’ country was in terms of diet.”

Mexican diet and food ecosystem to increasingly mirror those of the United States. In 1980, 7 percent of Mexicans were obese, a figure that tripled to 20.3 percent by 2016, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. Diabetes is now Mexico’s top killer, claiming 80,000 lives a year, the World Health Organization has reported.

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