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Americans Are Becoming Too Fat to Serve in the Army

The biggest threat to America's national security may not be nuclear weapons or terrorist organizations, but its citizens' unhealthy diets. "Just under three in 10 young people [ages] 17 to 24 can join the Army today - and the other armed services for that matter - and the single biggest disqualifier is obesity," Major General Allen Batschelet of the U.S.

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Dr. Barry Sears

A story for our time since there has been no decrease in obesity in America for the past decade.  That’s because the problem is more complex than we are led to believe and involves changes in our epigenetic marks on our DNA that are not easily reversed.


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