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Eating disorders: young men suffering

Posted by: 2UE | 27 March, 2012 - 2:51 PM
Male body image: one in 10 diagnoses of anorexia is for men

Research shows one in four children battling eating disorders is male and Australia has one of the highest rates of anorexia in boys in the world.

Almost one in three male year 9 students used fasting, skipping meals, diet pills, vomiting after meals, laxatives and smoking cigarettes to keep off weight, figures released by eating disorders organisation the Butterfly Foundation found.

Among adults, one in 10 diagnoses of anorexia is for men, while binge eating disorders have risen among males by up to 5 per cent in the past decade.


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  • Well with the amount of take-away garbage they stash into their odd shaped bodies it is little wonder they are crook.Back in the old days when mothers were slaving away in their kitchens we all got great meals. Not anymore thanks to feminazism!

    Sam Tuesday 27 March, 2012 - 3:08 PM

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