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Eating problems and eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder can be serious conditions, but they often remain undetected. Although many people think they are rare conditions, they affect more than 10% of people during their lifetimes. Eating problems are typically not screened for or treated within the VA healthcare system. This may be because many people believe that since Veterans are mostly male, they are not affected by these problems and disorders. Yet we know that about a quarter of these problems occur in men.