Even though many men suffer from eating disorders, these issues are largely associated with women and girls. As a result, some men say that they are embarrassed to admit that they have a problem.
A recent study conducted at the University of Glasgow suggests that media portrayal of eating disorders deserves part of the blame for this disparity. After examining articles that appeared in a range of U.K. newspapers between 2002 and 2012, researchers concluded that the media largely framed eating disorders as feminine issues.
Such messages can dissuade men from seeking treatment for their disorders. This can be dangerous, as eating disorders are just as likely to harm men as they are women.
If you or someone you know is suffering from an abnormal relationship with food, contact Fairwinds Treatment Center today to start the journey toward recovery.