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Description/Abstract

This brief is about weight change among veterans before, during, and after discharge from the military. In policy and practice, physicians should discuss strategies to prevent unhealthy weight gain with veteran patients; the VA should better tailor its MOVE! weight management program to younger veterans. Suggestions for future research include looking at the reasons behind weight gain in discharged servicemembers, analyzing the strategies used by members of the Reserve/National Guard to limit weight gain, and using more samples of younger veterans to generalize results.

Original Citation

Littman, A. J., Jacobson, I. G., Boyko, E. J., Powell, T. M., Smith, T. C., & Millennium Cohort Study Team (2013). Weight change following US military service. International Journal of Obesity, 37(2), 244–253. https://doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2012.46

Document Type

Brief

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Military and Veterans Studies | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration

Extent

2 pages

DCMI Type

Text

Keywords

Mental health, Military deployment, Veterans, Mental illness, Weight gain, Research briefs

Subject

Deployment (Strategy); Mental health; Mental illness; Veterans; United States; Weight gain

Geographic Area

United States

Publisher

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

Date

Summer 7-5-2013

Language

English

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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