Eating-disorder awareness elusive among men, study finds

04/9/2014 | · ABC News

A small study found that men took longer than women to realize they showed signs and symptoms of an eating disorder -- including obsessive calorie counting, exercise, weighing and starving -- and were only able to do so when they already encountered a health crisis. "Our findings suggest that men may experience particular problems in recognizing that they may have an eating disorder as a result of the continuing cultural construction of eating disorders as uniquely or predominantly a female problem," the researchers wrote in BMJ Open.

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