CDC Infographic: The Impact of Obesity on National Security

Published Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, in partnership with Mission Readiness, has released a new infographic, Unfit to Serve - Obesity is Impacting National Security. The infographic describes how the obesity epidemic in the U.S. has an impact on our national security. Highlights from the infographic include the following:

  • “Nearly 1 in 4 young adults are too heavy to serve in our military,
  • 71% of young people in the U.S. would not be able to join the military if they wanted to,
  • Obesity among active duty service members has risen 61% between 2002 and 2011”

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