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(1) A popular term for anorexia in a man
(2) A condition in which a man is obsessed with his body image and musculature, such that he constantly lifts weights, uses dietary supplements and anabolic steroids, resulting in—in the extreme case—an overly developed body
(3) A ‘condition’ presumably due to a higher metabolism, in which a man eats copious amounts of food, but doesn’t seem to gain weight
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Male anorexia--sometimes termed "manorexia"--and female anorexia share similar risk factors, but their features differ somewhat.
In one example, a member used factual information about medical terminology in his response on a thread discussing "Manorexia" to support the member initiating the thread.
Dubbed "manorexia" in the tabloid press, the hidden problem of eating disorders among men and boys is becoming a growing worry for health professionals.
Refusing food to imitate rail-thin models is not a uniquely female affliction: male anorexia, or "manorexia," is becoming more prevalent as men aspire to images of male beauty that are well-toned and fit.
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The number of men treated for anorexia - so called manorexia - has increased by 67 per cent in the past five years.
For an estimated 5,000 men a year this can result in "manorexia" - eating disorders such as anorexia where the sufferer starves himself to stay thin.
"The move follows reports that the number of men treated for anorexia - or 'manorexia' as it has been dubbed - has increased by 67 per cent in the past five years."