Eating disorder diagnoses among military personnel are up 26 percent over a five-year period, according to a new military study that suggests the actual incidence of such illnesses is even higher. The study, published in the Defense Health Agency's Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, found that incidence rates had risen steadily from 2013 to 2016 before decreasing slightly last year. Diagnoses rose from 2.3 per 10,000 to 3 per 10,000 in 2016, before dropping to 2.9 per 10,000 last year. "Results of the current study suggest that
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