Obesity In US Military Surged In Pandemic, Nearly 10,000 Army Soldiers Obese, Report

"The Army and the other services need to focus on how to bring the forces back to fitness," said Tracey Perez Koehlmoos, director of the Center for Health Services Research at the Uniformed Services.

  • Obesity in the U.S. military surged during the pandemic, according to new research.
  • The number pushed the military obesity rate to nearly a quarter of the troops studied, with increases found in the Navy and the Marines, according to the Associated Press.
  • Koehlmoos says more-recent data won’t be available until later this year, but there’s no sign that the trend is ending.
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