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Mexico’s obesity problem complicates campaign against COVID-19

Around 70 percent of Mexico’s population is obese and one in seven adults has diabetes, heightening risks with coronavirus.

Government leaders in Mexico are warning that COVID-19 will soon hit with full force.

The country consumes more ultra-processed food than any other in Latin America.

Doctors fear high levels of obesity and diabetes will complicate treatment.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports.