A prominent British eating disorder expert has opined that one in every five young men is deeply dissatisfied with their body image. Dr John Morgan, who runs the Yorkshire Centre for Eating Disorders in Leeds, said that for every man with an eating disorder there were 10 more who desperately wanted to change the way they looked. "One in five young men have some degree of quite extreme distress," BBC quoted him, as saying. Morgan said that he had also seen a significant rise in the number of men with anorexia and bulimia. The official estimate for the number of men with an eating disorder stands at around 10-15 percent of all sufferers, but actual figure is much higher. "We know that 1 in 20 young people suffer from some degree of disordered eating and that at least 15 percent of them are men and yet that's a tip of an iceberg," he said. "There are men who have problems with compulsive exercise and excessive bodybuilding who have an illness, but we haven't defined them. Our definitions of illness have been focused on women, rather than men," he added. In 2000, a report for the Eating Disorder Association found that not enough was being done to help care for men with eating disorders. Eight years on Morgan says that the situation has become worse. "When the report was written there were some units that had dedicated expertise in male eating disorders. A couple of these have now closed down," he said. "There's a lack of funding, a lack of interest. You're dealing with a situation where you're trying to develop a national service for men across the country, but the Health Service is now more focused on the local "seriously ill According to Morgan, images of male beauty in the media are part of the problem, and that there's now just as much pressure on young men to look slim as there is on women. Source: ANITAN << Naomi Campbell Now Blessed With Fertility, Courtesy life-sa... A Vaccine Which Shields Against Breast Cancer >> Recommended Reading Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder most commonly found among teenage girls. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a very low body weight, generally defined as 15% below the Body Mass Index. READ MORE Anorexia or Bulimia Screening Test Do you binge-eat secretly most of the time? Or do you feel so guilty after eating that you badly want to self-induce vomiting and get the food out. Check out if you are a victim of eating disorder. READ MORE Anorexia Nervosa Symptom - Natural Home Remedy Home remedies offer you herbal and natural method to treat anorexia effectively. READ MORE Anorexia Nervosa - FAQs Commonly asked questions about anorexia nervosa READ MORE Binge Eating Disorder When a person overeats, he is unable to control his hunger pangs, while during an emotional/binge eating session, he is incapable of controlling his emotions. READ MORE Bulimia Nervosa The term ''Bulimia'' refers to episodes of uncontrolled excessive eating, known as "binges," followed by self-induced vomiting or purgation. READ MORE Chronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder? Chronic dieting is associated with eating disorders that mainly include unhealthy eating practices such as severe calorie restriction in diet of men or women who on a regular basis follow fad diets mainly to reduce weight. READ MORE Diabulimia Diabulimia is an eating disorder particularly in patients with type I diabetes caused by reducing and/or skipping insulin doses. READ MORE Eating Disorders Eating disorders involve extreme attitudes and behaviors towards food and weight. It has the highest suicidal mortality rate than other mental illnesses. READ MORE Female Athlete Triad Female athlete triad is caused by extreme dieting and exercise usually among young women athletes and leads to abnormal menstruation, an unhealthy body and in extreme cases even death. READ MORE Loss of Taste Symptom of loss of taste usually occurs in combination with loss of smell and can be complete loss or partial loss of taste. It can also be temporary or permanent, though the latter is very rare. READ MORE Orthorexia Nervosa Are you a Health Food Junkie? Are you obsessed with what you eat all the time? You may be a victim of a condition called Orthorexia Nervosa. READ MORE Sleep Eating Disorders Sleep-related eating disorders are abnormal eating behaviors that occur during night. Sleep related eating disorder is a part of parasomnias. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia A-Z Drug Brands in India Indian Medical Journals Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) More News on: Binge Eating DisorderAnorexia NervosaBulimia NervosaSleep Eating DisordersOrthorexia NervosaLoss of TasteFemale Athlete TriadEating DisordersDiabulimiaChronic Dieting - Is it an Eating Disorder?