The growing ranks of overweight troops is a worrisome trend and the Defense Department should look for ways to help today’s force live a healthier lifestyle, the Pentagon’s top health official said Thursday.

“I am concerned,” Vice Adm. Raquel Bono, director of the Defense Health Agency, told reporters on Thursday.

“Anything that attenuates or poses a challenge to our readiness or our health is something that I’m interested in,” she said.

But, Bono added, “We don’t have any kind of indication that this is impacting readiness.”

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