Out of the OECD countries, Mexico has the second highest rate of obesity, the United States is first.

He was discussing the introduction of a new tax on sugary drinks in the UK. Mexico introduced a similar tax in 2014 to combat its growing obesity problem.

But is it the “fattest”?

One way to find out is by comparing obesity rates around the world – measured by a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI). An obese person is defined as someone with a high proportion of body fat and a BMI of over 30.

According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), made up of 35 major economies, the US is the most obese country, where 38.2% of the population over the age of 15 is obese. Mexico is second with 32.4% of the population and New Zealand is third with 30.7%.