Disordered Eating: The Young Male Side.

TitreDisordered Eating: The Young Male Side.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsAmmann, S, Berchtold, A, Barrense-Dias, Y, Akré, C, Surís, J-C
JournalBehavioral medicine (Washington, D.C.)
Date Published06/2017
DOI10.1080/08964289.2017.1341383
ISSN0896-4289
Abstract

Disordered eating (DE) is known to predominate among girls, and historically studies have focused primarily on them. This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the characteristics of adolescent and young adult males at risk of DE. Participants (N=2269; 15-24 years) in a study assessing their lifestyle were divided into two groups based on the SCOFF five-question screening tool: a SCOFF[+] group for participants at risk of disordered eating, and a SCOFF[-] group for everyone else. SCOFF[+] participants were more likely to be overweight and obese; have a lower socio-economic status and non-Swiss parents; experience weight issues; and report a chronic condition, poorer emotional well-being and a less positive attitude towards life. With 10% of males at risk of DE, clinicians should be aware of their specific characteristics, which should be considered red flags. DE is no longer a female-specific issue.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28605309?dopt=Abstract

Alternate JournalBehav Med
Citation Key / SERVAL ID7949
Peer reviewRefereed
PubMed ID28605309
                         

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