Skip to comments.70% of youths not fit to serve in military-obese,drugs,criminal records
Posted on 09/02/2017 3:01:49 PM PDT by buckalfa
Americans continue to get fatter and its delivering a huge blow to the country, both in higher health care costs and undercutting military recruiting, according to a huge new study.
The 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the Trust for Americas Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation bluntly reported that 70 percent of the nation is obese or overweight.
And while the rate of obesity growth is leveling off, the costs arent. The report, for example, said additional health care for obese adults and children is $150 billion a year and billions of dollars more in lost worker productivity.
It is also costly to the military, said the report. Nearly one-quarter of military recruits are rejected because they are obese and it costs the Pentagon $1 billion a year in added health care costs for obese troops and their families.
More stunning, said the comprehensive 101-page report: 70 percent of todays youth are not fit to serve in the military due to obesity or being overweight, criminal records, drug misuse or educational deficits.
The report is filled with graphics and statistics showing that the epidemic is at a new high, though slowing. It also gives several recommendations to fight it.
It charts obesity in every state and found that West Virginia is at the top, with 37.7 percent obese. Colorado is at the bottom with 22 percent obese.
Some other key takeaways: Nine of the 11 states with the highest obesity rates are in the South and 23 of the 25 states with the highest rates of obesity are in the South and Midwest.
Adult obesity rates have striking racial and ethnic inequities with rates above 40 percent for blacks in 15 states, and rates at or above 35 percent among Latinos in nine states, compared with rates above 35 percent among whites in one state.
Obesity rates are around 30 percent higher among adults without a college education and with incomes below $15,000 compared with other adults.
Run them through extended basic training. And I mean, EXTENDED.
And that’s just the student body at Berkeley.
Why? Hand them a suggested diet and exercise routine and tell them to come back when they can meet the requirements. Let the economy weed them out!
But the part that bothers me is that a lot of the work nowadays is on a computer and not as active as it used to be. At least what earns a living anyways.
R.I.P. President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition?
Wait...you mean the military can exclude recruits for being obese? That’s discrimination I tell you! We can’t have that.
I have recently read that Recruits must Have an IQ of 85 or higher to be considered.
And this has become a huge problem.
Low-fat diets could raise the risk of early death by almost one quarter, a major study has found.
The Lancet study of 135,000 adults found those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those enjoying plenty of butter, cheese and meats.
Participants eating the highest levels of carbohydrates particularly refined sugars found in fizzy drinks and processed meals faced a 28 per cent higher risk of early death.
During follow-up, we documented 5796 deaths and 4784 major cardiovascular disease events. Higher carbohydrate intake was associated with an increased risk of total mortality (highest vs lowest quintile category, but not with the risk of cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular disease mortality. Intake of total fat and each type of fat was associated with lower risk of total mortality ; saturated fat, monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat. Higher saturated fat intake was associated with lower risk of stroke. Total fat and saturated and unsaturated fats were not significantly associated with risk of myocardial infarction or cardiovascular disease mortality.
High carbohydrate intake was associated with higher risk of total mortality, whereas total fat and individual types of fat were related to lower total mortality. Total fat and types of fat were not associated with cardiovascular disease, myocardial infarction, or cardiovascular disease mortality, whereas saturated fat had an inverse association with stroke.
Global dietary guidelines should be reconsidered in light of these findings.
I served with fat stoners and criminals back in the 80”s No big deal.
Well, that eliminates about half of a certain ethnic group.
Racisssss, I tell you.
We had a fatty in our company when I was in boot camp. Failed the PT twice.
He got mad, busted his ass, and finally passed.
Proud to have known him.
“70 percent of todays youth are not fit to serve in the military due to obesity or being overweight, criminal records, drug misuse or educational deficits.”
Perfect cannon fodder recruits as dumb-ass Nazis in infata.
“I have recently read that Recruits must Have an IQ of 85 or higher to be considered.”
No problem. They’ll get jobs in federal government. I can’t tell you how many dumb-ass turds I’ve dealt with in the federal bureaucracy.
Okay, I’ll relate one quick story. The CIA dumped one of their dumb-asses into our unit. After we determined that he would likely F up our mission, we called the local mamma-san.
She took him back to the village for some extended whoopie. I’d guess he went back to the US with at least six different strains of unknown VD.
A friend of mine’s grandson couldn’t get into the army because of his hearing. Army said they’re getting alot of kids whose hearing is too poor. Ear buds are bad news.
Unfortunately their heads are filled with mush, too.
“And this has become a huge problem.”
It is only a problem because democrats cant easily yell racism without implying black people are unintelligent, quite a PR quandry for them
My step son is joining the Marines. We just had the recruiting Sargent out on Thursday. He told us the average score on the ASVAB of the kids in my area is 15!
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