While anorexia has long been stereotyped as an eating disorder for women, it can be just as threatening for men.
A new study from the University of Montreal found that male subjects suffering from anorexia expressed their symptoms differently than women, who typically restrict food intake and focus exclusively on losing weight.
The men in the study, who had all previously been hospitalized for malnutrition, instead tended to focus on gaining muscle through excessive exercise.
It's important to remember that there are many different types of people who suffer from eating disorders. If you or a loved one is struggling with an unhealthy relationship with food, contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today for help.