Eating Disorders in Boys and Young Men: The Importance of Muscularity

It is widely believed that eating disorders primarily affect young women. Most research in eating disorders is conducted with female participants and most interventions are developed with women in mind. Even most professionals who specialize in the treatment of eating disorders are women. Women are far more likely to be diagnosed with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa than man. But could this focus on women lead to an under diagnosis of eating disorders in men? To read more…