Hard to believe that a young man in a bath enclosure to vomit minutes before the pizza hungrily swallowed. Hard to believe, but these situations are: bulimia and anorexia are not just diseases "feminine." Men also suffer. More and more. Argentina has, after Japan, the highest incidence of anorexia and bulimia on the planet, diseases affecting seven million women and one million men worldwide. In addition, it is estimated that in Argentina the percentage of people with these problems is three times higher than in the United States. The figures are from the Red interhospital of Eating Disorders in the City of Buenos Aires (Rihter): a network of twelve public hospitals where he is currently serving 400 patients and their families.
"The incidence is increasing year after year and has spread increasingly among men," they say on the Web The Association of Anti-Bulimia and Anorexia (Aluba) exists since 1985 and already treated more than 20,000 cases. Their statistics show that the Now serving 2,000 patients in the headquarters of the country, 10% are men. And the trend is growing: "From 2002 to 2003 saw an increase of 13.8% in male consultations," they say in the institution. And give more details: the average age dropped queries boys. In 2002 was 22.5 years and is now 17.7. Each year ago Aluba surveys in different schools across the country. The latter said that 90,000 children aged 12 to 16 years, 2% of men suffer from bulimia or anorexia, and 12% have some eating disorder.