Instead of aiming to lose weight, many men who purge are athletes trying to make weight in a sport or to improve their muscle definition, said Dr. Theodore E. Weltzin, medical director of Eating Disorder Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, a psychiatric health system in Wisconsin. The male route to anorexia is often through compulsive over-exercise.
The article takes deep look at the story of a young man whose eating disorder ultimately started to affect his heart and caused him to drop out of the Harvard sculling club.
Rogers Memorial Hospital is home to one of the first eating disorder treatment programs for men in the nation, and has unmatched experience and expertise in providing eating disorders treatment specifically tailored to males.
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