Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders: Problem also Affects Boys and Men

Eating disorders are not just a problem for girls and women. However, the biggest difference between men and women with eating disorders is that women are more likely to seek treatment.

Eating disorders are serious illnesses. Anyone can suffer from an eating disorder. Learn more about types of eating disorders, signs and symptoms, risks and ways an RD can help.

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