One thing that’s gotta give if we’re really going to get to the other side of eating disorders is our paltry investment in ED research. As shocking as the statistics around EDs are, the disease is grossly under-reported given our diagnostic and data collection systems. Moreover, there’s a critical need for dedicated new research — into prevention, incidence among different populations, neuroscience, and treatment efficacy, for example — and that involves all the stakeholders, including those who suffer from the disease or love someone who does. Most of all, we need investment. We need to break the cycle of needing research to justify funding in the absence of funded research.