May 1st, 2015
Episode 230 of 705 episodes
Obesity and malnutrition may not at first thought have much in common yet as Katy Watson in Mexico City discovers the two are both part of a similar problem - one which presents very different challenges. Mexico has the highest rates of child obesity in the world and the economy is struggling to cope with the problems which being seriously overweight can bring. To explain the links between this health crisis and the economic strain it brings is Hugh Pym, the BBC's Health Editor. Plus, the BBC's Cindy Sui in Taipai explains how the Taiwanese government has tackled soaring levels of obesity in the region head on.