Eating disorders are not just in women

There's a widespread belief that eating disorders are a ‘woman’s illness’, but Australian data published last year shows they are far from uncommon in men.

The population-based study 1 showed 18% of 1500 men surveyed reported any eating disorder feature, compared with 28% of 1500 women, and that men represented 41% of the participants reporting regular
binge eating.

Psychiatrist Professor Phillipa Hay, chair of mental health at the University of Western Sydney School of Medicine, says anorexia