Obesity is A Threat to U.S. National Security

July 25, 2019

Obesity is a threat to U.S. national security, obesity is the leading medical reason why applicants fail to qualify for military service:
27% of young people aged 17 to 24 are too obese to serve in the armed forces.

Over the last 10 years, the number of states with 40 percent of young adults considered by the CDC to be overweight or obese has risen from one state to 39.