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Mexico tries to tackle obesity

Salt's role in national diet under scrutiny as illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease reach near-epidemic levels.

    Mexicans have become increasingly unhealthy in recent years, with diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related illnesses at near epidemic levels.

    The country has also overtaken the US for the highest rate of obesity in the western hemisphere.

    In response, authorities are targeting a key part of the Mexican diet: salt.

    Al Jazeera's Adam Raney reports from Mexico City.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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