I know this is a touchy subject, and this is not a place to discuss rumors of celebrities or athletes, but it is an important subject. It's so taboo and thought of as just a teen girl's disease, but it's so much deeper than that. Even my adopted brother has these image issues (thankfully he loves his food, and he wants to be in the military so he isn't as obsessed as he was in jr. high). It's such a scary thing, and it's so wrong that these boys and men don't feel like they can reach out anywhere or that it's wrong to get help because they're suffering from a girly disease.“When the majority of people hear the word anorexia, they automatically assume it’s a girls' disease,” said Victor, who works in his family’s construction business and has since recovered. “The reality of anorexia is that it’s a psychological illness that does not discriminate,” he said.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association, at least one million males in the United States are battling anorexia or bulimia. Yet due to the shame that often comes with male eating disorders, experts say the statistics are skewed, and many more young men are left unaccounted for.