Obesity becoming US national security issue

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    Obesity epidemic 'is becoming a US national security issue,' says general who warns that America will soon be too fat to field an army
    • General in charge of US Army recruiting has warned that America's growing obesity epidemic 'is becoming a national security issue'
    • Major General Allen Batschelet says 10 percent of young men and women are currently refused because they are too heavy
    • Current trends project that the military will be unable to recruit enough qualified soldiers by the end of the decade
    • Maximum body fat percentage that the army allows for recruits aged 17-20 is 20 percent for men and 30 percent for females
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    This is just horrifying.

    Our children are fat and they grow up to be fat adults.
     
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    My body fat is 11% and I'm 32
     
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    If being fat is a security issue doesn't that disqualify Hillary?
     
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    There was no shortage of fat out of shape lifers when I was in some 40 years ago.
     
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    Thank you to the OP for CONFIRMING we are bringing up a generation of FAT LAZY STUPID DEMOCRATS.
    In 2016 we shall return our nation to a leaner stronger and far more fit life style, morals and ethics.
     
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    If being Fat means we can't field an Army and participate in all these pointless Wars then I suggest Americans start overeating NOW!
     
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    If you look at the one on the far leaft in the picture I think that IS Hillary!
     
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    The Military Is Overhauling Troops’ Chow as Obesity Rates Soar...
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    The Military Is Overhauling Troops’ Chow as Obesity Rates Soar
    19 Aug 2018 - Marines are about to see some major updates to their chow halls this fall -- the latest in a slew of changes the military services have made in recent years to get troops choosing healthier foods.


     

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