3 tips for doctors to help men with body image issues

Disordered eating among males is increasing at a higher rate than in women

Young men with body dissatisfaction are more likely to see a personal trainer than talk about their feelings with a GP, a study suggests.

Man at gym

They also see body image issues as a mainly female domain and seek professional help only as a “last resort”, according to the University of Queensland researchers.

“Participants described their belief that men were expected to ‘quit whining’, ‘drink a cup of concrete’ or ‘cop it on the chin’,” they write in Clinical Psychologist.

Previous studies have shown that body