70 percent of COPD sufferers under-diagnosed due to lack of disease knowledge It is about time to demystify COPD to be able to better explain the issues and help people who suffer from this disease, says Dr. Jean Bourbeau, Director of the Respiratory, Clinical and Epidemiology Research Unit at the Montreal Chest Institute of the MUHC, and business lead investigator of CanCOLD along with Dr. Wan Tan of The James Hogg iCAPTURE Center for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Study, University of British Columbia. As much as 70 percent of COPD sufferers are under-diagnosed due to a lack of understanding of the disease among everyone and physicians.We think a far more healthy life-style over the future could have significant impacts on both the military posture – those open to get into the military – and across our society all together from a medical perspective, retired Brigadier Gen. John Schmader said in a mobile phone interview prior to the report’s release. Obesity is probably the leading causes of armed service ineligibility among people age range 17 to 24, the report notes. Others are a insufficient adequate education, a criminal drug or history use. All those put together imply that 71 % of Kansans are ineligible for armed service service, based on the combined group. The military has also noticed a 61 % rise in obesity since 2002 among its energetic duty forces, driving up obesity-related healthcare spending and costs to replace unfit military staff, the report said.