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Is There a Policy Cure for America’s Obesity Crisis?

By Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

The American public’s health is directly related to its national security. The problem with obesity (being 20 percent over natural weighted BMI) is that it has been a silent mortal enemy and epidemic.

Obesity rates are currently at 35.7 percent for adults and it is also about thirty percent for children, according to the CDC.