Mexico City has ordered 1,300 overweight police officers to go on a diet, reports the Associated Press. An estimated 70 percent the 70,000-member force is overweight, and the diet program will begin with the heaviest officers. A spokeswoman said the officers will undergo medical tests, and a personalized diet plan for each will be devised.
Mexico is quickly catching up with the United States as one of the world’s fattest countries, according to the Mexican government. Nearly half of Mexico’s 110 million people are overweight, and the number of fat children has climbed 8 percent a year over the last decade.