Tipper Gore urged Americans to get screenings for eating disorders. Free anonymous screenings will be offered starting next Monday through the 28th of February. The National Eating Disorders Screening Program is sponsoring free screenings at hospitals, colleges, and treatment centers throughout the United States.
More than 5 million Americans, mainly women, are affected by eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia and binge-eating. Around 80 percent of those treated recover. [Source: AP – February 20, 1998]