Category: Males

Binge Eating Disorder and Male Athletes

Male on Pommel Horse representing binge eating disorder and male athletes fighting EDs After years in sports, it came to my attention that male athletes had been overlooked when it came to eating disorders,” [1] says Rebecca McConville, a registered dietitian who specializes in helping athletes with food, weight, body image, and sports performance. McConville, who has worked with both the University of Missouri Athletic Department and the [...]
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Teenage Boys and Body Image: Health Over Appearance

Boy struggling with Binge Eating Disorder “Boys don’t struggle with the same body image pressure that girls do.” Let’s dispel this myth right off the bat because teenage boys and body image issues are serious problems as well. To assume that an entire sex is not impacted by societal pressures to appear a specific way, particularly during the vulnerable years of adolescence, [...]
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How Boys are Uniquely Susceptible to Bulimia Nervosa

Males with Eating Disorders The topic of boys and bulimia and disordered eating in general isn’t talked about enough, even in the eating disorder realm. These disorders will impact at least 10 million men in their lives. Yet, research is rarely focused on this population [1]. This is especially unfortunate for boys and male adolescents, as there are certain [...]
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