Eating Disorders Now Seen In Younger Men.

Reuters (11/6, Seaman) reports that eating disorders, often seen in younger women, now are being seen in younger men, according to a study published online Nov. 4 in JAMA Pediatrics. After following 5,527 teenage boys from 1999 to 2011, researchers found that 31 percent of them had engaged in binge/purge behavior during that time.

On its website, CBS News (11/6, Jaslow) reports that the study also found that 18 percent of the boys studied “had extreme concerns about their weight and physique, raising their risk to start engaging in risky behaviors.” What’s more, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, “eating disorders frequently coexist with other illnesses…including depression, substance abuse and anxiety disorders.”

Related Links:

— “Young men may have unrecognized eating disorders, “Andrew Seaman, Reuters, November 5, 2013.

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