When you think “eating disorders,” do you automatically think of women? It’s true that women are more commonly affected by eating disorders, but believe it or not, millions of men and boys also battle all forms of the illness.
Yet, because our society sees eating disorders as a “women’s issue,” they often overlook and minimize how eating disorders affect men. And this makes it that much harder for them to get help.
Check out this infographic for a breakdown of the contributing factors, health impacts, and prevalence of eating disorders among men. (Click here to view it in a higher resolution.)
This infographic was created by the National Eating Disorders Association. Find out more at www.NationalEatingDisorders.org.
For more information about this topic, check out the following:
- I Didn’t Know How to Deal with My Ex-Boyfriend’s Eating Disorder
- Queer Male Body Image: A Feminist Crash Course
- I Think My Loved One Has an Eating Disorder — Now What?
- 10 Things I Wish People Understood About Eating Disorders
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