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By On February 14th, 2017

“Who Can Get an Eating Disorder?”

The question of “who can get an eating disorder” might seem simple to answer, but we live a time when people are regularly turned away from treatment or support for disordered eating because they are “too old”, “not thin enough”, or male. Even in the medical community, there are widespread misunderstandings about the most deadly…

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By On November 2nd, 2016

Zayn Malik Shows Men Can Struggle With Eating Disorders Too

Singer Zayn Malik made headlines this week by opening up about his experiences with anxiety and disordered eating in his recently released autobiography. As he says in the book, “When I look back at images of myself from around November 2014, before the final tour, I can see how ill I was. Something I’ve never…

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By On September 13th, 2016

Anorexia Damages Bones Equally In Men and Women

Anorexia is a serious health issue associated with numerous severe health complications, ranging from abnormal blood counts, fainting, seizures, and even complications with reproductive systems. Another well-known consequence of anorexia is the effect it has on a person’s bones. This is because lack of nutrition robs the body of the badly needed calcium which plays…

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By On May 10th, 2016

Experts Say Lack of Awareness Is Hurting Men With Eating Disorders

When you imagine someone with an eating disorder, chances are you imagine a young woman. But, the truth is eating disorders affect people of all ages and genders. In fact, medical experts like Dr. Clare Taylor from the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) in the UK believe the focus on young girls with eating disorders…

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By On February 24th, 2016

Study Highlights Eating Disorder Differences Between Boys and Girls

Research has shown conclusively that teenage girls aren’t the only ones to experience eating disorders. Eating disorders affect men and women of all ages, and the myth that young women are the only people who might live with an eating disorder prevents many people from seeking treatment for their own disordered eating. While both men…

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