Men at Risk due to Binge Eating
Even though the label that eating disorders are considered to be women’s disorder binge eating disorder affects just in relation to as many men as it does women. About 25 million people are struggling with Binge Eating Disorder daily. Out of that 25 million, you may be surprised to know that 40% are men. According to survey, that three women for every two men suffer from Binge Eating Disorder. There are different reasons as to why men develop Binge Eating Disorder. One cause is if they play or played sports sometime in their life that required them to be thin or to lose a lot of weight for a particular competition, such as a wrestling match or running. Football players and body builders are still at risk, but it is lower since these sports require some meat and muscles in order to be successful. Another reason is that the chosen profession calls for thinness, such as modeling and acting. Men feel a pressure, just as women do, to maintain a level of thinness when they are in the public eye and when they are in looked at.A man is more at risk for developing Binge Eating Disorder at a older age than a woman does, especially if the man had a tendency to be overweight at a child.