Eating Disorders in the Male Athlete

@article{Baum2006EatingDI,
  title={Eating Disorders in the Male Athlete},
  author={Antonia Baum},
  journal={Sports Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={1-6}
}
  • A. Baum
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
Eating disorders do occur in male athletes. They are less prominent than in female athletes, and therefore in danger of being missed. The high-risk sports fall into the same categories as with females: aesthetic sports, sports in which low body fat is advantageous, such as cross-country and marathon running, and sports in which there is a need to ‘make weight’, including wrestling and horse racing.Athletic involvement may foster the development of an eating disorder. Some male athletes, in… 
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