Eating Disorders In Men

Eating Disorders are a serious problem for men.

Over 1 million men and boys have an eating disorder. Up to 10% to 15% of those affected have anorexia nervosa or bulimia and up to 40% of men with ED have Binge Eating Disorder.


13.5 Percent Of Men Say Their Body Shape Affects Self-Worth

Men are grossly underrepresented when it comes to how they’re affected by eating disorders, a new study says. While researchers are beginning to see that more and more men struggle with disordered eating (a 2012 study found that 31 percent of men diet in secret), the impact this has on their lives, relationships and self-esteem …

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Binge Eating Brings More Health Problems For Men

Binge eating disorder can create a host of health problems, but new research suggests that men with the condition will suffer the consequences more severely than women. A study from Yale University found that males who binge eat are more likely to have elevated cholesterol and high blood pressure – and they’re less likely to …

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Brother Of Dallas Mavericks Owner Details Body Dysmorphia Struggles In New Book

Brian Cuban, brother of Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, has overcome alcohol and drug abuse, a suicide attempt and multiple visits to a psychiatric hospital. The root cause of these troubles, Cuban says, is deep-seated problems with body dysmorphia that can be traced all the way back to his childhood. ‘Shattered Image’ Cuban’s new book, …

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Males With Eating Disorders Suffering In Silence

While eating disorders seem to be an inherently female problem, experts say it’s time to give males some more attention. For a long time, males were thought to comprise only about 10 percent of eating disorder cases, but now that number seems to hover around 25 percent for anorexia or bulimia and 40 percent for …

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Men Who Are Sexually Harassed More Likely To Have Eating Disorders

A new study from Michigan State University shows that men who experience high levels of sexual harassment are more likely than women to engage in purging behaviors like vomiting or taking laxatives. As one of the first studies to assess how sexual harassment affects body image and behaviors in both women and men, the findings …

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Teen Boys Who Think They’re Too Skinny Are At Risk For Depression, Steroid Use

Boys who see themselves as overweight have a lower risk of depression than boys who think they’re too thin, according to recent findings from the American Psychological Association. It seems that male teens who perceive themselves as being underweight compared with their peers are more likely to suffer from depressive symptoms steroid use – especially …

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How American Men Really Feel About Their Bodies

According to a national study by a Chapman University psychologist, between 20 to 40 percent of American men have feelings of dissatisfaction with their bodies, including negative perceptions about weight, physical appearance and muscle size. The recent study – reportedly the largest of its kind on the subject of men and body image – sheds …

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Male Gym Rats Have The Newest Eating Disorder

Men who use dietary supplements to enhance their exercise performance or their physique may have a largely unexplored eating disorder, according to new research. The study, “Excessive Workout Supplement Use: An Emerging Eating Disorder in Men,” was conducted by a team from Alliant International University, and it revealed that males could be suffering more from …

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The Drive To Be ‘Manly’ May Cause Weight Gain In Boys

The pressures that many young males feel to be and act masculine could be putting their health at risk, according to a new study. In the first research project of its kind, a team from Boston Children’s Hospital found that societal influences could cause boys and adolescent males to gain weight and have higher BMIs. …

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