Is obesity a threat to national security?

CORNELL (US) — Nearly 12 percent of women and 35 percent of men of military age are ineligible for duty because they are overweight or obese.

Almost one in four applicants to the military are rejected for being overweight or obese, according to a new study, which also finds that the military spends more on obesity than what it spends on treating tobacco- and alcohol-related illness combined. – Is obesity a threat to national security?.