Boys dying to be thin: the new face of anorexia
Then saw this from one of the mother’s:
â??He didnâ??t want to be skinny,â?? Barry said of TJ, who was a star athlete and straight-A student. â??He wanted a six pack, he wanted rock hard abs. Thatâ??s how it all started.â??
But then saw this (granted not in as large or prominent a place as the quote above) from Dr/expert:
“While boys who participate in sports such as wrestling or track may be more likely to want to lose weight, Lock warned that the desire to enhance athletic performance should not be confused with anorexia. Athletic pressure may increase the motivation to lose weight, he said, but not every elite athlete has an eating disorder.”