Questions & Answers: Is anorexia ever a problem for men?

Questions & Answers

Is anorexia ever a problem for men?

Published: September, 2006

Q. Is anorexia ever a problem for men?

A. Anorexia nervosa — the name means "nervous lack of appetite" — is a disorder that involves intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image, leading to self-starvation and emaciation. About 90% of people with anorexia are female, so the disorder is often overlooked when it occurs in men and boys.

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