Obesity In The Military


Recent News Articles Discuss The Effects Of Obesity On The U.S. Military



“Just about every aspect of our society actively contributes to the obesity epidemic”,obesity expert James Hill, PhD, Director of the Center For Human Nutrition, at the University of Colorado


NEWSWEEK.COM – 1/11/18: America Is So Out Of Shape And Fat, It’s Putting U.S. Army Solders In Danger, By John Haltiwanger

MILITARY TIMES.COM – 10/3/18:  A Staggering Number Of Troops Are Fat And Tired, Report Says, By J.D. Simkins

ARMYTIMES.COM 10/10/18:  America’s Obesity Is Threatening National Security, According To This Study, Meghann Myers

CDC.GOV (Centers For Disease Control U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services):  Unfit To Serve: Obesity Is Impacting National Security

Military.com 9/3/19 The Navy Is The Fattest, But Obesity Rates Are Up Across The Services,  By Chad Garland

NBC NEWS.COM Oct. 26, 2013: The Real’ Shape Of The American Man: Dudes, You’re Porky!, By Bill Briggs

MilitaryTimes.com 7/21/20  The American Diet Is Now A National Security Threat, By Sarah Sicard



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