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Eating disorders in men rise by 70% in NHS figures

Number of men admitted to hospital with eating disorder grew at same rate as among women between 2010 and 2016

The number of adult men being admitted to hospital with an eating disorder has risen by 70% over the past six years – the same rate of increase as among women.

NHS Digital data analysed by the Guardian shows the number of hospital diagnoses in male over-19s rose from 480 in 2010-2011 to 818 between April 2015 and March 2016.

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