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How anorexia is striking what many consider to be an unlikely group: boys and young men

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The number of male eating disorder cases is on the rise. This NBC Nightly News segment takes a closer look at increasing prevalence of anorexia among boys and how the disorder differs between genders. In the video, James Lock, MD, PhD, a psychiatrist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, explains why anorexia is generally more advanced among boys by the time they seek treatment.

Previously: Shedding light on how binge eating affects men, What a teenager wishers her parents knew about eating disorders, Stanford's eating disorder program owes its success to holistic treatment and KQED health program examines causes and effects of disordered eating

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