"The service branch loosened its body fat restrictions in January and is allowing those who failed their exams three or more times to get one more opportunity to be tested this spring under the more lenient guidelines. The Navy said it has been losing too many talented sailors. Some were resorting to liposuction, diet pills and other measures to save their careers."
The military follows the USDA guidelines, from what I've seen in the past, so this is hardly surprising. The Modern American Diet has an amazing ability to make people fat.
""It's absurd the percentage of high school teenagers who are considered to be too fat to join the military," Joyner said. "Maybe there are two problems: One, obesity, and the other that the standards are out of date and not relevant.""
They're out of date because everyone has becmoe too fat.