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Fat threatens national defense

By Michael Fumento

For those who still believe the nation's girth growth is strictly a personal matter, this article shows it's not just the war in Iraq that's hurting military recruiting. Nearly 20 percent of men and 40 percent of women of recruiting age are too fat even to be considered. Add to that thousands of experience service members discharged because they ballooned up and can't drop the pounds. "This is quickly becoming a national security issue for us," according to an Army nutrition expert.

July 5, 2005 08:14 PM  ·  Military ~ Obesity

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