The Hunger Forum is a website where people from all over the globe can have conversations about eating disorders. It is estimated that 7 million women and 1 million men have an eating disorder in America. Some estimates are even higher as some groups have reported up to 10 million women in the United States suffer from eating disorders. This is something that affects a large group of people in the country, and it’s something that needs to be discussed.
Do Eating Disorders Affect Men?
Yes. Over 1 million American men have eating disorders, and many clinicians think the number is actually much higher as many men will not admit to having eating disorders. However, 40% of 131 Cornell University football players who were surveyed by Newsweek were reported to participate in bingeing and purging or compulsive exercise.
Why Are Eating Disorders Dangerous?
Of all mental illnesses, eating disorders have the highest rate of mortality. According to a study by the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD), anorexia nervosa has the highest death rate associated with any mental illness.
Have a Conversation about Eating Disorders
Eating disorders should be discussed, which is why this website was started. If you have any questions or topics of conversation related to eating disorders, please visit the forum.