Obesity Threatens US National Security

Obesity Threatens US National Security
In a CNN article on July 20, 2020, seventy-one percent of people between the ages of 17 and 24 do not qualify for military service, with obesity being the leading medical disqualifier. The article was based on a white paper published July 20, 2020 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Citing numbers from a 2018 report, the paper said diet-related illnesses are a growing burden on the United States economy, worsening health disparities and impacting national security.

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