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Facing an Older, Larger Future

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 10:50

Individuals are living and an overabundance of high-calorie foods are causing problems. As populations across the globe get older and fatter, chronic, noncommunicable diseases become increasingly prevalent. Mexico is now in the midst of an obesity epidemic with grave consequences for its population in the shape of diabetes or cardiovascular diseases. In the coming years, the country’s healthcare system will add a new challenge: providing adequate care to its increasingly older population with an smaller number of productive, younger people.