Anorexia in Men: More Common Than You’d Think

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Anorexia in Men: More Common Than You’d Think Although most associate anorexia nervosa with women, studies show that many men suffer from the disorder as well. Anorexia is a severe, life-threatening disorder in which the individual refuses to maintain a minimally normal body weight, is intensely afraid of gaining weight, and exhibits a significant distortion in the perception of the shape or size of his body, as well as dissatisfaction with his body shape and size. In men, behavioral characteristics can include:...

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Eating Disorder – Bulimia

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What is bulimia and what are the side effects of this eating disorder? Bulimia nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterized by a person eating large amounts of food at a time (binging) and then throwing up all of the food (purging). In many cases, a person with bulimia will eat and throw up food as a type of relief from emotional problems. Weight control and major stress in life are other examples of why someone may be suffering from bulimia. In some cases, those who struggle with bulimia also struggle with...

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Eating Disorders Statistics

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Eating disorders statistics:  Stereotypical or surprising? Everyone’s heard a lot about eating disorders statistics and many of us think we can picture the girl who struggles with this difficult addiction.  She’s tiny, almost frail-like, pretty though, probably Caucasian, social – she even makes us feel jealous because she’s so cute…right?  WRONG!!  Believe it or not, “she” isn’t always female.  In fact, an estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are males!  Surprise!  Yep,...

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Eating Disorders

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Read some interesting statistics today on eating disorders. It is estimated that 8 million Americans have an eating disorder – seven million women and one million men One in 200 American women suffers from anorexia Two to three in 100 American women suffers from bulimia Nearly half of all Americans personally know someone with an eating disorder (Note: One in five Americans suffers from mental illnesses.) An estimated 10 – 15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are males And here are the mortality...

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