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Well-fed Navy - Pentagon Unhappy

The Pentagon studied the health status of US troops. The study showed that a quarter of the military are overweight in the Navy, which affects the combat readiness of the Navy.

This is stated in the report of the US Department of Defense, to which the newspaper The New York Times referred. The ministry’s document indicated that Navy soldiers were leading the United States on overweight. Obesity is present in at least 22% of them.

The Pentagon emphasized that "overweight negatively affects the performance of physical work and combat readiness." Obesity is accompanied by diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke and cancer. The risk of death for these reasons increases significantly.

The overweight situation of US troops is deteriorating every year. Over the past 8 years, the number of full military has increased six times.

Disappointing dynamics are also observed among the military personnel of other troops of the United States. To get rid of the negative trend, the leadership of the Navy has already taken a number of measures. Fatty foods were removed from the military’s diet and sugar-free drinks excluded. Gyms of the department are now working around the clock.

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