When we think of disordered eating and body image issues, we tend to think of this in relation to women. It's women, after all, who are subject to often overwhelming pressure and judgement about appearance. We don't often think of this as an issue for men, too. But new research adds to a body of evidence suggesting men also suffer with body-image issues and eating disorders.
The new study, from Melbourne University, looked at the attitudes of 40 men aged between 17 and 53 towards body dissatisfaction, and explored their perceptions of stigma and gender bias around this.