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Ethnicity: Eating disorders most commonly start in adolescence.
Research looking at adolescent weight control found that Black females are the least likely and White females are the most likely to have an eating disorder.
Coleman (2010) writes, “One of the side effects of metrosexuality seems to be the affliction of men with the same unrealistic body image that women have been dealing with for years.” He notes that the British mannequin maker Rootstein’s latest male form called the “Homme Nouveau” has a 35-inch chest and a 27-inch waist.
He writes, “There’s evidence that the new paradigm has given rise to male anorexia.” Compared with the heterosexual population, up to 15% of gay and bisexual men have an eating disorder (Feldman and Meyer, 2007).
Binge eating and binge eating disorder were the most common eating disorders among Black, Hispanic, and Asian adults, with the disorder being higher in women.
There is an association between anorexia nervosa and cultures in which thinness is valued.
Occupations and avocations that encourage thinness, like modeling, are linked to increased risk for developing the disorder.
Eisenberg (2011) also found that 13.5% of female and 3.5% of male undergraduates had persistent symptoms of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
Women and men react differently to aging in relation to body dissatisfaction (a predictor of depression and eating disorders). However, women’s dissatisfaction gradually declines over time whereas with men it remained the same (American Psychological Association, 2016).