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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Army Fight Against Fat

n JERUSALEM -- The notion of a fit and tanned Israeli army officer ready for battle has become, well, inflated.

Many officers today are overweight and unfit, the army said and to combat the latest threat, it has called in the cavalry: dietitians, aerobics instructors and calorie-counting chefs.

Over the next few months, dozens of overweight career officers will receive orders to participate in a three-month slim-down seminar, the army said.