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Anorexia Hits Men as Well

by Rajashri on August 4, 2008 at 2:27 PM
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 Anorexia Hits Men as Well

Lifestyle choices seem to impact men as well with many of them suffering from anorexia, according to a new survey in Britain.

The Daily Mail reported that the number of men being treated for this eating disorder has jumped by 67% over the last few years.

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"There has been a rise in focus on the body aesthetic and that's affecting men as well as girls. Clinics are seeing many more men, as well as children as young as eight. We know children are more likely to develop an eating disorder during puberty, and puberty is starting on average five years earlier than it did 50 years ago," said Susan Ringwood, the chief executive of eating disorder charity Beat.

According to government figures, the number of anorexia cases has risen 32% in the last year alone.

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