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Tuesday
Dec182012

Military affected by obesity epidemic

Photo courtesy of armyof1in0 on flickr.com There are obviously many effects of the obesity epidemic in the United States. The high economic cost (some say up to $1 billion) and the health of those battling weight issues are two obvious ones.
Two reports published in the past two years now show that there is another area that is showing the effects of the national issue: national security. 
An Armed Forces Surveillance Center study shows that many recruits are too overweight for service. Another, compiled by retired military, echoes the first study. It shows that more than one-quarter of Americans ages 17-24 fall into this category. 
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