The chubby soldiers have been classified as having a high body mass index, putting them at risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

The problem is so great some regiments have started “Fat Clubs” to help them lose weight.

Dozens of soldiers have been booted out after failing to shed the pounds.

Reported by the Daily Star. You can read the full story here. 

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