Eating Disorders and Men

Although eating disorders are more common in women than men, the number of male sufferers is increasing. 5 to 10 percent of anorectics are male, and approximately 10 to 15 percent of bulimia sufferers are male.

Many male eating-disorder sufferers participate, or have participated in a sport that demands a certain body type, such as wrestling and running.

Eating disorders are more common in homosexuals than heterosexuals. This is thought to be due to a greater emphasis on appearance.


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