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RSS FeedsAmerica`s obesity epidemic makes it difficult for Pentagon to find new recruits
(WorldNews Health)

 
 

13 october 2018 10:31:33

 
America`s obesity epidemic makes it difficult for Pentagon to find new recruits
(WorldNews Health)
 




Washington: Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America's obesity crisis. A study released this week has found that nearly one-third of young Americans are now too overweight to join up, a worrying statistic for military officials already facing recruitment challenges. "Obesity has long threatened our nation's health. As the epidemic grows, obesity is posing a threat to our nation's security as well," the Council for a Strong America states in its new report. The Army last month announced it would miss its goal of...
 
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