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A 66 percent increase in hospitalizations of men for eating disorders in the past 10 years has experts worried that the endless emphasis on muscles and on model and celebrity physiques is contributing to the problem.

Over-exercising is a significant marker of eating disorders in men, along with limiting food consumption and even purging. Physicians fear that it may be more difficult for men to get help because of the perception that eating disorders are a disease of teenage girls (“ ‘Manorexia’ on the Rise,” DailyMail.co.uk, July 13, 2011).