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Ottawa Citizen: “Stigma still attached to eating disorders in men, conference hears”

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Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating have long been considered to be women’s disorders even though they have increased dramatically among men since the 1980s.

Men are not supposed to have eating disorders, they usually don’t talk about the problem and often get less support than women do on this issue — this is the hidden face of the illness, researchers said Friday at the international Academy of Eating Disorders conference held in Montreal.

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