Eating disorders in young men being 'overlooked'

Apr 09, 2014, 5:49 AM EDT
A British soldier lifts weights as he passes time at the forward operating base Sterga II on December 16, 2013 in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
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Young men with an eating disorder are not getting the help and support they need because of a perceptions about a "women's illness", say researchers. Men are underdiagnosed and undertreated for anorexia and other eating disorders, despite making up about a quarter of cases, a UK study suggests.
Background:
Eating disorders in young men 'are being overlooked' [BBC]
The hidden problem of male anorexia [Irish Times]

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