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Top military doctor says trend toward overweight troops is troubling

from Military Times (tiered subscription model)

The growing ranks of overweight troops is a worrisome trend and the Defense Department should look for ways to help today's force live a healthier lifestyle, the Pentagon's top health official said. Recent military health data shows that about 7.8 percent of the force — or about one in every 13 troops — is clinically overweight. That figure has roughly doubled during the past five years. more


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