Mexico tries to tackle obesity

Salt’s role in national diet under scrutiny as illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease reach near-epidemic levels.

Mexicans have become increasingly unhealthy in recent years, with diabetes, heart disease and other diet-related illnesses at near epidemic levels.

The country has also overtaken the US for the highest rate of obesity in the western hemisphere.

In response, authorities are targeting a key part of the Mexican diet: salt.

Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Mexico City.