The Navy has fattest members of the military — but obesity rates are up across all services
The Navy was the most obese and the Marine Corps was by far the least, but the overall rate across the military continued a steady increase, a Defense Department study found.
Marines, meanwhile, were hampered most by back and knee injuries, said the Health of the DOD Force report, which also looked at the services’ rates of injury, sleep disorders and behavioral disorders.
More than 17% of military personnel were considered obese across the DOD, up from less than 16% four years earlier, said the report, published in the August edition of the military’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report.
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