Boys and men's eating disorders still poorly understood
Thursday, December 5, 2013 |
Research on disordered eating and body issues affecting men is still sparse. (iStock)
A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that eating disorders are increasingly affecting men... with research indicating that 10 to 25 percent of people who suffer from anorexia or bulimia are male.
Still, when it comes to men who suffer from disordered eating, the condition is blithely called "manorexia" in many circles. Merryl Bear, the Director of Canada's National Eating Disorder Information Centre, offers insight.