Wednesday 23 October 2019

Sharp rise in eating disorders among UK men

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of men diagnosed with eating disorders in the last decade, research suggests.

The number of men who are diagnosed by the GPs with eating problems increased by 27pc between 2000 and 2009, the study found.

The authors, who looked at data from 400 GP practices, identified 9,000 new cases of eating disorders.

Many of the new cases in the UK were "eating disorders not otherwise specified" (Ednos) – which meet most, but not, all of the criteria associated with anorexia or bulimia.

Irish Independent

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