A new Wounded Warrior Project survey of more than 33,000 Post-9/11 veterans found that 51.7 percent of respondents were obese, according to their body max index, or BMI.
According to the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity among U.S. adults overall was 39.8 percent from 2015 to 2016. The prevalence among adults aged 40--59, 42.8 percent, was higher than among adults aged 20 to 39, 35.7 percent.
We are developing programs currently to help curve this startling trend line. We are declaring War, on the obesity epidemic within our veteran ranks.