Eating Disorders Review: Obesity is a common phenomenon among US veterans. A 2005 study has shown that more than 2 out of 3 veterans are overweight, and more than 1 out of 3 are obese. This is both in women and men. The main cause the leads post-service military to weight gain is changes in eating behavior upon retirement.
Weight Change Following US Military Service: A 2013 study shows that there is an increase rate of weight gain when military personnel is discharged. Although authors did not investigate the possible reasons for this weight gain, it is most likely due to the fact that veterans engage in much less activity when they retire.
UsMedicine: MOVE! is a all-in-one program that helps veterans retain or re-acquire healthy lifestyle habits, with its main focus on diet and physical fitness.
Veterans Fight Fat: Due to the fact that most veterans are overweight, they have a higher chance of developing diabetes than the average person.
Obesity and US Military Family: This article elaborates on what we currently know, and future directions, regarding obesity within the US military family. It highlights team-based interventions as the way to treat and prevent ovesity in the military.